How to Sharpen Figure Skates?

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To sharpen figure skates, look up the Radius of Hollow (ROH) for your brand of skates in the owner's manual and buy an abrasive cylinder tool with a cylinder that matches the ROH of your blades then secure your skate in a vies so that bottom of the blade is horizontal and facing upward and apply a small amount of honing oil to a fine-grained whetstone then run the stone along the outside edges of the blade from front to back, a few times on each side, holding the stone so that it is at a 10-degree angle vertical to the blade then place the abrasive cylinder tool onto the blade, and run it from front to back a few times to hone the inside edges and finally wipe down the blade with a clean damp cloth to remove any metal shavings, then repeat from Step 2 for the other skate.
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How to Sharpen Figure Skates
Regardless of your skill level, you need a good, well-maintained pair of figure skates to get around the ice. One of the most important factors for maintaining your figure skates is to make sure that the edge is sharp. A dull edge will allow the skate to... More »
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To sharpen hockey skates it would be best to take them to a professional. You can also purchase a kit of your own. The kit needs to be designed for your particular skate brand.
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Absolutely do not attempt to sharpen your skates. You need to have a professional do it. They shouldn't charge more than $15-25 for skate sharpening at your rink. However, rink employees
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It usually takes about 10-15 min and you can get it done at any ice rink at the place where you rent skates.
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1. Inspect your skate's groove using a magnifying glass. Note how deep the grove is and how steeply it is ground into the blade. The depth of the groove is known as the range of hollow
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