Figure Skating Pro Shop ™
As of December 17, the Nazareth Ice Oasis is closed per that latest Covid restrictions. We are retail and may operate with restrictions. For example, if you are going to your Tahoe cabin and need a sharpening, we will do that for you by contactless appointment. Please text, call, or email us in advance.
Contactless sharpening protocol:
When you arrive for your appointment, leave your skates outside by the door to the rink and text us.
We will sharpen your skates, and text you.
Please stay safe and healthy.
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. You used to be able to try them on the ice and come into our store immediately if your boots hurt. We could adjust them and you could go back out on the ice to make sure they were right. During the pandemic, ice access is very limited, so we cannot provide this service. Once the pandemic is over, we will be able to use the ice again. If they hurt when you skate, you can always come back for spot stretching, for no charge, and with no time limit.
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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.
Appointments are available Tuesday through Saturday for sharpening.
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.
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 call or text
We work Tuesday through Saturday.
We do not have walk-in hours due to the pandemic. You can:
Make an appointment, required for fittings.
Leave skates for sharpening in a locker.
Give them to us when we are there.