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When you have a busy schedule or forget to have your skates sharpened, you can use Airtasker to hire a skilled local specialist to come to you and restore your ice skate blades’ edge. You can get your skates sharpened and ensure your skates glide on the ice like always.
All you have to do is post a job on our platform. Be sure to include all the essential details like your address, a description of your skates, your budget and how quickly you’d like the job done. Qualified specialists nearby will approach you in minutes and provide you with a free quote. You can review their ratings and reviews, then choose the Tasker you think is best.
Once you’ve agreed on the price, they go to you and do the job. You release payment to the Tasker after they’ve finished. Yes, you can do all this on your phone, desktop or laptop, without even leaving your home. So use that pink button and put up the task - get your ice skates sharpened good as new and glide across the rink!
Skate sharpening services from Airtasker include the tasks required to restore your ice skates’ capacity for propelling you through the ice. We can make it easier for you to keep your mobility, balance and ability to do sharp, quick turns when ice skating.
You can get back to your professional or leisure skating with just a post. Skate sharpening specialists can make a close inspection of the blades, sharpen the inner and outer edges, sharpen the toe picks, then polish the blades. We can connect you to local qualified skate sharpening specialists to sharpen your skate blades, and fast.
Before sharpening the blades, your skate sharpening specialist will check them for dull areas. This can be done with equipment like magnifying glasses, or other equipment. They may even use the simple “fingernail test”.
Your specialist runs a fingernail perpendicular to parts of the inner and outer blades. Areas, where the blades stick to the fingernail, are sharp sections; if their fingernail runs smoothly without a hitch, these are the dull areas and need sharpening. There can be other inspection methods that your sharpening specialist may employ.
Your specialist will sharpen the inner and outer blades to the radius that you want. Note that skate sharpening involves grinding down on the metal and removing small amounts of material, so constant sharpening shortens the lifespan of your skates. Have the skates sharpened when you lose your balance or notice that your skates are making less “snow” when scraping your blades sideways on the ice.
After your hired skate sharpening specialist has sharpened the blades on your skate, they proceed to sharpen the toe picks. Your specialist can ensure that these are sharpened or ground down to the same degree as the skate blade to make the toe pick level with the blade.
They can ensure that the “no-skating zone” between the bottom toe pick and the forward balance point of the blades maintains the same angle and distance before sharpening. These will be done for both ice skates.
For the final step, your sharpening specialist does the finishing touches on your skate sharpening job by polishing the blades. They do this with a honing stone or similar tool to rub out burrs on the sides of the blades themselves. Your specialist removes these burrs as they are tiny bits of material that can obstruct the cutting surface of your skate blades; these can cause you to lose your balance or even trip on the ice.