What is the best sharpening radius for hockey skates?
Forward/ Defenseman The most common skate sharpening radius we see for ice hockey players is a 1/2″ inch or 5/8″ inch cut. The 1/2″ radius would be our typical recommendation because it is the perfect blend of “glide” and “bite.”
Is the Clareview community recreation centre open to the public?
The fitness centre, gymnasium, aquatic centre and indoor playground at the Clareview Community Recreation Centre are open for individual and group fitness use. Virtual group fitness programs, virtual personal training and outdoor fitness programs remain available.
How deep should a skate sharpening cut be?
Our recommendation: 1/2″ or 5/8″ inch radius. Goalie. We see the biggest variety of skate sharpening cuts when dealing with ice hockey goalies. Generally, we find that the more experienced goalies opt for a very deep cut, like 3/8″ inch. This allows the goalie to really dig into the ice, and slide post to post to make reactionary saves.
How do you know when to sharpen hockey skates?
A light touch is all that is needed to detect defects. Also, the blade should feel sharp. Look at your blade under a bright light. If you see a reflection in the blade’s edge, you need to sharpen your skates. Get a sense of how often your hockey skates need to be sharpened, and try to adhere to a schedule.
How to sharpen skate blades?
A smooth skate blade finish is a key factor in a good skate sharpening. A clean and smooth finish on the bottom of the skate blade contributes to a frictionless glide of the skate on the ice. A rough surface creates more friction and creates less speed.
How much does it cost to rent McConnell Arena?
McConnell Arena. Address: 3883 University Street, Montreal, QC, H2W 1S4. Dimensions: 200′ x 85′ (17,000 sq. ft.) Rental Rates: $221/hr | $132/hr non prime time (8h00-17h00 M-F) Includes 10m of resurfacing time.