Hockey players rely on their skate edges constantly to be able to perform at their best. Even edges, correct hollows, and proper rockers (blade shape/profile) make all the difference. There is no reason your skates sharpening should interfere with your performance.
After years of suffering through questionable skate sharpening we decided to stop leaving our on ice performance up to someone else. In 2001 during time out for a dislocated shoulder, Evan Hacker (owner of Center Circle) learned how to do skates and purchased his own machine. From then on the goal has been to do everyone’s skates with the same precision as if they are our own. Center Circle’s Skate Sharpening uses only top of the line equipment and techniques mastered over many years of practice. Below is a picture and a list of our top of the line equipment as well Maximum Edge* calibration and finishing tools.
- Wissota model 911 skate sharpener
- Maximum Edge Quick Square
- Maximum Edge 220 side stone
- Maximum Edge finishing tool (blade glaze, and tool)
As stated in our video we guarantee our work and strongly believe in our methods. We will fix free anything that is not to your satisfaction, free of charge.
- $7 (player & goalie)
- $10 (new skates, player & goalie)
– As stated in our video we guarantee our work and strongly believe in our methods. We will fix free anything that is not to your satisfaction, free of charge.
Hollows Offered, Explanation, Recommended Resharpening
There are many different hollows to chose from 3/4’s to 1/4 that we do. The most popular are 1/2 and 3/8’s. 1/2 is recommended for any new skater and gives skaters more straightaway glide and easier gliding in hockey stops. 3/8’s is a little deeper and is usually for players that do a lot of turning and prefer grip over glide as they change directions more. 3/4’s and 5/8’s are more for goalies and are relative to 1/2 and 3/8’s for players. the 3/4’s is shallower and slides are much easier. The 5/8’s give the goalie more grip. We can do a deeper radius if the goalie requires it. The reason the hollows are usually shallower for goalies is that their blade is thicker, which gives more edge per hollow than a player skate. 1/4 is very rarely used for players as it’s very deep but it offers tons of grip in turning. Straightaway speed is definitely lessened and stopping is more difficult for less experienced skaters. Hollows we offer and recommended time on ice before needing a resharpening.
- 3/4 (6 hrs on ice)
- 5/8 (4-6 hrs on ice)
- 1/2 (4-6 hrs on ice)
- 3/8 (3-4 hrs on ice)
- 1/4 (1.5-3 hrs on ice)
*Maximum Edge research and technologies are in use by over 300 teams in leagues such as the NHL, AHL, CHL, ECHL, WCHL, WPHL, and OHL. They also train universities, colleges, minor hockey leagues and the USA and Canada National Hockey Programs.