The only way to get ice hockey skates sharpened is by taking them to a well-trained professional who has expertise and experience in the art of sharpening ice hockey skates. It is a wrong notion to think that that you can sharpen your skates the right way if you do it yourself. It is not advisable to do it yourself and doing it at home using household products is strictly forbidden. A professional sharpener is the best person to sharpen the blades of your skates, and thereby prevent them from getting dull. Sharp blades cut deeply and crisply into the ice at the rink, and not only prevent the wearer of the skates from suffering from a fall or having a muscle pull or tear, but also enhance the power, speed and ability of the player to manouevre himself easily during the game. These injures have kept skaters out of ice hockey for a long time and even forced some players to call it a day in their careers. Expert sharpeners ensure that the sharpening is not done excessively, as this could shorten the life of the blades.