Our System

We provide advanced skate blade treatment utilizing a proprietary method available only at Edgehogs. The sharpening and contouring applied to the blade is the result of the information and data gathered during the examination then translated through physics, geometry and material technologies. In addition, there are personal preferences and financial considerations involved. We are able to provide the analysis and will find the right service for you and your blades.

We are proud to enhance the Canadian sharpening knowledge and technologies with methods from Switzerland.
 
The utilization of our technologies and processes improve all levels of blade treatments, from the professional level right down to the basic sharpening. We provide the highest quality and precision blade treatment available anywhere, giving the skating athlete that “competitive edge” needed to succeed.




Sharpening Process

1. STEP 2. STEP 3. STEP 4. STEP
Inspection
- Contour check
- Blade width check
- Previous sharpening type
- Blade damages
- Blade bend
- Runner height
Sharpening
- Machine adjustments
- Dressing (ROH/FBV)
- Pre-honing
- Sharpening
- Check for level edges
- Light reflection test
 Finish process
- Final sharpening pass 
- Honing
- Leathering
Inspection
- Blade cleaning
- Quality check
- Check out 




Sharpening Cycle

Well maintained skates are a key factor for success! It is crucial that skates are sharpend before they get dull. Avoid the yo-yo effect of sharp edges/dull edges sharpening cycle. Not every skaters sharpening cycle will be the same. Some of the factors that will affect that cycle are things such as the use of blade guards, ice and rink conditions.
With skates that are always sharp and properly maintained, you will gain confidence and develop skills faster.

Our first piece of advice, use blade guards at all time when off-ice, even when walking to and from the dressing room. Nothing will protect the sharpness of your skates longer. Our second is to establish a skate sharpening regiment that is appropriate for you to avoid the yo-yo effect.