A skate being sharpened

How often should I get my skates sharpened? This is a question we get a lot! A good guideline to follow is every 6 – 10 hours of ice. However, it depends on how hard you’re skating too. If you’re playing high-level games like high school or juniors, to high-level beer league, it might be every 3 – 6 hours. If you’re standing on the ice and helping coach a mite practice, perhaps every 8-10 hours would be good.

The other thing to keep in mind is how sharp do you like your edges? The more and harder your skate, the quicker they become dull. If you’re a skater that likes to really dig in and cut through the ice (learn more about deeper hollows for your blades here), then getting your skates sharpened more frequently is a must!

In the end, how often should I get my skates sharpened? It all depends on the player as everyone is different, but a great rule to put into practice is every 6 – 10 hours of ice!