Skate Sharpening Shop

FMI: rallen@portlandmaine.gov / 207-808-5492

Sharpening is available anytime the arena is open and generally takes 15 minutes or less. Wait while your skates are being sharpened or you can drop them off and *pick them up at your convenience!  In addition, we sell basic supplies such as hockey tape, mouth guards, and skate laces. 

Hours: Depending on ice rental schedule, daily hours will vary. 
(TIA is closed on Saturdays from May – Labor Day.) 

Fees:
Hockey Skates: $6.00 / Figure Skates: $7.00 / Flat Bottom V: $10.00 *Custom Radius: $20.00
(*Custom radius sharpening requests require a later pick-up time.)

Skate Guidelines & Helpful Information
  • All new ice skates should be sharpened before use.
  • Skates should be sharpened on a regular basis – every 4-6 hours of skating
  • To prevent rust on the blades always dry skate blades before putting away.
  • It is always a good idea to wear skate guards when off the ice.
Hockey Skates
  • The skate sharpening industry standard for hockey skates is to sharpen skates with a 1/2 inch hollow. As a hockey player’s skating skills increase some choose to change that hollow to 3/8 inch. Though the skate blade is completely sharpened at either depth, some skaters feel that the 3/8 inch sharpening gives them more bite or grab in the ice.
  • Custom Radius – Does your balance seem off? Perhaps your skates need a custom radius. By changing the radius of a skate blade forward or backward you can move the balance point of the steel where it touches the ice. This allows for greater maneuverability, better balance and tighter turns.
Figure Skates
  • From recreational skaters to advanced jumpers & spinners, Troubh Ice Arena provides all sharpening services.