We are pleased to offer our hock-shop services to members of the JDF Skating family. This provides an opportunity to buy and sell outgrown yet still excellent condition equipment and help keep costs down for our families. This list changes regularly, and some items may already be sold, while other new items have not yet made it to the site. Check back often, or contact the hock shop directly if you are looking for something specific.
The Hock Shop is held in the lobby of the rink during the following CanSkate sessions:
- Saturdays 10:15-11:00
- Mondays 6:15-7:00
Last updated October 22, 2012
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* Skaters must have their own equipment in order to participate in our programs, as the Rental Shop is not open during our ice times. Proper ankle support and blade alignment is essential for acquiring good skating skills. Good used top brand name skates are often much better than new department store brand skates. Ask an executive member or one of the coaches for advise before purchasing new skates.
Skates must fit like a shoe and have good support around the ankle, yet not be too tight as to restrict blood flow to the feet. Do not buy skates with too much growing room, this causes wobbly ankles, tripping , and breaks down boot support. If toes touch the end of an unlaced skate, you should have only a finger width of room down the back of the heel.
Always have your child wear skate guards to and from ice surface to protect blades. Cloth blade covers should be used to protect blades when skates are not in use. Do not store skates in guards as the blades will rust!
Intervals between sharpenings are largely determined by personal preference. As a rule of thumb, blades can be sharpened after 25-30 hours of use. Always choose services from reputable technicians who are experienced at sharpening figure skates. Please speak to one of our coaches or an executive member for recommendations.