We are a professional skate maintenance shop, locally owned and operated, located in the Pason Centennial Arena in Okotoks Alberta.
We specialize in custom sharpening and profiling. We apply the Maximum Edge technique to every skate which come through our shop. That, and the fact the only trained professionals run our sharpening equipment, ensures you get the same great edges every time! Come by our shop and we will work with you to get the “radius of hollow” (ROH) and profile which works best for you.
Our reputation speaks for itself!
Okotoks Blades is a member of MAXIMUM EDGE, a skate-sharpening supplier to the NHL including on- ice officials.
MAXIMUM EDGE has performed skate maintenance work shops for major hockey supply companies, NHL, AHL, CHL, ECHL, IHL, UHL, WCHL, WPHL, OHL, universities, colleges, minor hockey systems and the U.S. and Canadian National programs.
Okotoks Blades and other Maximum Edge members offer their hockey and figure skating customers a superior standard in skate blade maintenance. The Maximum Edge sharpening system incorporates its own profiling and patented finishing process, which increases the number one factor in skating – skater control.
This system provides an improved center of gravity, resulting in greater maneuverability and increased speed.
Skaters should be in control of their skates, NOT the skates in control of the skater.
Blade profile and square radius should work with the skater’s ability instead of creating body compensations and added physical stress. The more accurate the skater’s center of gravity is, the greater the results in personal performance.
Proper sharpening, blade mounting, alignment and profile determine a skater’s center of gravity, body posture, body compensations, and physical stress. All which affect the skating style, speed, stops, starts and the hockey player’s stick handling and shot, as well as a figure skater’s jumps and landings.