Sharpening Your Skates
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The club provides services to check your skates. If you require any of these services then contact Dermot Shanahan, or any other member of the committee.
1. New Skates
If you have purchased new skates get them checked to ensure that they conform to ISU regulations. If they do not meet the requirements you will not be allowed to skate on them.
The radius refers to the gentle arc of the bottom edge of the skate blade from heel to toe.
The entire skate blade would not rest on a flat surface.
After a while of sharpening your skates this arc becomes flattened, and needs rounding again.
The club has a radius machine that can correct this.
This service is provided at a charge of £15 if the radius needs adjusting.
4. Annual Check
It is recommend that at least once a year you have your skates checked, as over time sharpening will remove the radius and the bend might need adjusting.
A log is kept by the club of when checks performed on skates.