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Skate Sharpening Service                                                                                                                                               

Ice Aid can provide a quality and reliable skate sharpening service for hire skates, either at its unit in Thornaby or on your site. All operatives are qualified and certified to IRMA (Ice Rink Managers Assoc) qualification and comply with PUWER 98 certification for grinding wheel operation. With a vast knowledge of many different hire skates and the requirements to provide them sharpened to suit a particular venue and participant you can be sure that the service will be first class.              Ice Aid has five skate sharpening machines that ensure they can deal with the largest of orders within a specific time frame.  10000+ pairs within a two week schedule has been achieved for one client.                                               

               Those machines include;                                                                                                                                                               Two three head Blademaster machines capable of profiling and various radius sharpening                                                       One single head Blademaster machine providing efficient variable radius sharpening                                                               One dupliskate semi automatic machine capable of copying skate rockers and sharpening                                                       One swing arm single head machine for solid plastic blade carriers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

This array of machines combined with the operatives expertise gives clients the confidence that their hire skates will be sharpened exactly as required.                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Skate Sharpening Courses                                                                                                                                     

The law requires that any person dealing with grinding equipment must be suitably trained and certified to comply with PUWER 98. This often means sending staff on a day long course to achieve this certification where they will learn about all types of grinding equipment that they will unlikely ever use. In reality they only need to know about single speed grinding wheels.                                                                                                                                                                                    Ice Aid has produced a tailor made course specific to skate sharpening. Approved by IRMA (Ice Rink Managers Assoc) that is delivered by an Abrasive Wheel qualified instructor that ensures PUWER 98 compliance.                                                          Rather than teach all the other grinding machines, Ice Aids’ course delivers instruction on skate sharpening only. Certifying them as required by law but also training and examining your staff on the art of good skate sharpening.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This course can be delivered on your site using your machine and at a time that suits your staff and your operational requirements.  It is a one day course providing a qualification that complies with the law and lasts for 3 years.       



Ice Rink Management

With a qualified certified ice technition at their head Ice Aid have a wealth of talent to provide a service to any client looking to run a temporary ice rink. 

Whether you are looking for that one person to oversee the pad and rink maintenance itself and advise your own staff of what is required or looking for a full management package with engineer, skate marshalls and skate hire staff then we have an option to suit your needs. A skilled workforce is on our books and can be called upon to provide whatever services are required at a competative cost. 


Ice Rink Servicing/Installation

Our staff have installed and decomissioned many temporary pads and have full knowledge of all types of pads from rubber mat throught to alloy pipe installations. 


Synthetic Rink For Hire

Ice Aid own a synthetic rink of over 140 square metres, (10m x 14m). This rink comes with necessary boards, rubber matting and can be assembled on any flat surface. 

We also have 378 pairs of skates in various sizes to meet all requirements for operation of this synthetic rink. 

A skate hire all weather shed is also available if required. This rink can be hired on a dry hire only basis for your staff to manage or alternatively as a complete managed package.



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