Skates & Boots
Silipos Gel Pads
L'Artiste du Patin offers one of the best figure skating sharpening service with high technology equipment and very experienced technicians. We offer more than 40 different depths of sharpening with consistency and perfectly leveled edges throughout the length of the blade. The regulated speed and application of pressure during every passage allows the blade to maintain it's profile and rocker through repetitive sharpening. Our reputable sharpening service has made it's mark and is valued by many of our top national and international skaters.
Our highly reputable blade mounting expertise is definitely the strong foundation for our business's success. We have brought blade mounting to a higher level. Without the proper mounting to successfully combine your choice of boot and blades, your skating is bound to be plagued with unnecessary technical and/or physical difficulties.
We are occasionally saddened when we see skaters wasting time and effort trying to remaster lost elements or developing permanent injuries due to over compensation for their bad blade mounting. The importance of proper blade mounting is not to be neglected in a highly technical and physically demanding sport such as figure skating.
As the expression goes " it can make it or break it! "
Punching & Stretching of Skates
L'Artiste du Patin is equipped for punching and/or stretching skates. Finding comfort rapidly after the purchase of a new pair of skates is very important for a skater with a full training schedule. Our punching service allows to workout the boot specifically where it is needed to alleviate unnecessary rubbing that can cause injury. Gel pad (Silipos) protection can also help avoid unwanted problems.
For the skaters who need their boots to be slightly longer and/or wider, our stretching service will be more effective. It is possible to lengthen skates about a half a size and widened them a fare amount. The skates must be left on the stretching machine for a minimum of 12 hours (preferably 24) to allow them to respond permanently to the alteration. So if stretching responds to your needs, reserve a time slot that will allow you not to miss any scheduled practices.
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