Absolutely...when I played, I was very fussy about who sharpened my skates. If I went to a hack, my game would suffer that night because my blades would not do what I wanted them to. I bought my stuff at the same place because I was too busy to spend my time running around for deals on equipment. All I wanted was a fair price and good service.Originally posted by rainmn
Either find a really good skate sharpener, or learn how to do it well. When I played hockey, I drove out of my way to go to a shop that always did a great job on sharpening my skates. As a result, I bought the majority of my gear there as well.