Short Track Speedskating 101: Checking your Skate Blades

Ever wonder how coach determines if your blades needs sharpening? Now you can learn to do it yourself. No more skating on butler knives without knowing it.

You want to sharpen your skates every 2-4 practices. Club members are willing to sharpen for a nominal fee or you can purchase a jig and learn to do it yourself.

Speedskates CANNOT be sharpened with the same equipment as hockey and figure skates. They must be manually done with a jig and stone.

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