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Skate Sharpening

Sharpening speed skates is both an art and a science. You will see many different styles as you travel around the speed skating world. All speed skaters should eventually learn how to sharpen their own speed skates. The Club occasionally offers sharpening clinics, but one of the best ways to learn is to sit down with an older skater or coach who knows how to sharpen skates. Skaters in the comp...
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Speed Skating Equipment

Short Track All short track skaters must have speed skates, a spandex skin suit that is kevlar and cut proof, protective helmet, protective eyewear with strap,hard shin pads, specific skating gloves, knee pads (in suit), neck guard (bib style) and ankle protection. Optional equipment is a kevlar suit to protect against being cut from another skater's blade. Long Track For long track skaters the...
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