Figure Skating Pro Shop ™
We will be closed Sunday, April 3 until Tuesday April 12 .
Skate fitting: Fittings are done by appointment only. Our store is very small. There is room for two people maximum. Friends and family need to wait outside.
Sharpening: We are now sharpening by walk-in, the way we used to be before the pandemic. During the walk-in hours, please leave your skates
with us. We will text you when they are done. You can also get a locker key and pick them up later. We are in a shopping center, so there is a lot to do.
Masks are still required.
Figure Skate Fitting
We are dealers for Jackson and Riedell figure skates. You will be fitted with the correct length and width. Then your boots will be modified so that they do not hurt or give you a blister. We specialize in ouchless ice skates, and can almost always accomplish that. If they hurt when you skate, you can always come back for spot stretching, for no charge, and with no time limit. Fitting customers are not allowed to use the ice unless they have previously reserved and purchased the session from the rink.
Where is the shopping cart?
Figure skating is all about control. To get the best performance, they need to be personally fitted and adjusted to your feet. This takes time, but you will skate better and enjoy it more.
By the Robot
Quick and inexpensive. Better than most places. Recommended if:
- You skate occasionally
- You are getting started
- You are in pre-alpha through beta classes
- You are in entry level hockey classes
- You are not that picky
We offer radius of hollow and Flat Bottom Vee. If you are not sure what you want, we will work with you. Edges will be level. More consistency with the hollows. Recommended if:
- You play hockey on a team
- You take lessons at gamma level or higher
- Edges and control are important to you
Labor intensive, but takes the least amount of metal. Can compensate for the idiosyncrasies of figure skate blades. Can get closer to the pick. Recommended if:
- You have Legacy blades or higher
- You are a serious figure skater
- Jumps are important to you.
- Blade life is important to you.
Skates can usually be sharpened while you wait on the robot. The hand sharpening can often be done while you wait but can also back up. The high-end figure sharpening often requires a wait. To help, we have lockers available where you can leave your skates for us when we are not there. Also, if you do not want to wait for your sharpening, we can give you a locker key so your skates will be waiting for you. If you would like to leave your skates in a locker but are not sure of the procedure, please ask.
We offer heat molding for hockey and figure skates. We stretch spots that hurt on figure skates with leather uppers and on hockey skates as long as they are not carbon fiber. We replace rivets and change blades on hockey skates.
We can machine a new curvature into your blades to make them turn quicker or give you more stability at speed. We can also change the balance point. We have a full set of templates for 7', 8', 9', 10', 11', 13', 15' and 28' radius of rocker. Please come by to ask about it. We will look at what you are skating on now and discuss how it might be improved. Then you play a game or skate a stick and shoot. When you bring them back for the profile, we can usually get it right the first time.
We do things the old way, by hand, instead of expecting a machine to do it. We measure to get the correct balance point. We make it the same, even on multiple pair of blades, and when you get new blades years later. We also set the breakpoints by hand. If it is not quite right, we can tweak it.
Figure Skate Mounting
We can mount your blades onto your boots or move your existing blades. We can adjust the blades as we watch you walk in the lobby. Also, we can work with you on the ice. We will ask questions and align the blades so that you feel the edges are balancing best. We are happy to mount other brands of figure skates such as Avanta, Edea, Harlick, Risport, and SP Teri.
We have the equipment, skill, and expertise to profile figure blades, but this is usually only done in special circumstances.
We are a small family business. Since 1992 Teri Ann and Lilian have been serving the Bay Area skating community.
650-368-2666 text or call
Walk-in sharpening hours:
Tuesday through Friday 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Saturday noon until 6:00 PM.
Fittings are done by appointment only. Please text or email us to arrange one.