Do I have to sharpen my new skates?
December 29, 2009 10:57 AM Subscribe
Do I really have to sharpen my new ice skates? If so, and I do it myself?
posted by LarryC to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total)
We just went out last night and bought ice skates for the family. There is a frozen pond two blocks over. But damn, the skate packaging says the skates must be sharpened before use, and the two places in town that do this are swamped and can't get the skates back for days.
What happens if we just put on the skates and go? Or alternatively, can I sharpen them myself? I have basic woodworking tools and an somewhat handy.
I want to skate now!