Do not try to have your speedskates sharpened at a sporting goods store or ice rink – their machines will ruin your blades.
Speedskates must be sharpened by hand, using a jig, a stone and deburrer. Skates should be sharpened after about three to four skates. Most skaters invest in a jig and stone to be able to maintain sharp edges as needed. Our club hosts sharpening sessions prior to practice about once a month. Sharpening jigs and stones can also be purchased from our preferred vendors.