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The Importance Of Your Edges with Garret Sparks of the Vegas Golden Knights

We sat down with Garret Sparks of the Vegas Golden Knights to learn how the game is evolving and why taking care of your edges has never been more important. He also shares how the Sparx Sharpener allows him to always have the perfect edge and helps him keep up with today's fast-paced game.

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Evolving Your Skate Sharpening Process: Sparx Hockey Education Session at PHATS/SPHEM 2019

Brock Myles (Washington Capitals), Teddy Richards (Florida Panthers), and Jason McMaster (Winnipeg Jets) share their experience with the Sparx Sharpener and how it has evolved their skate sharpening process. Hear their thoughts from the Sparx Hockey education session at PHATS/SPHEM 2019. 

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EDGE-ucation: Choosing a Proper Cycle Count with Sparx

In this new episode of EDGE-ucation, Mike Blomgren shares how to choose the best cycle count for various sharpening situations such as sharpening new steel, changing your hollow, and just a regular touchup.

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Edge-ucation: Coated Steel and the Sparx Sharpener

It’s a question we get a lot here at Sparx Hockey – “I have coated steel, is there anything I need to do different when I sharpen it?” To answer all your question about coated steel, we turned to former professional hockey equipment manager and current Sparx Hockey Tech Supervisor Mike Blomgren to give us the scoop. Mike lets you know that there are some importance differences in sharpening coated steel, especially when you get to de-burring process.

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Hockey Hack - Stop the Click Clack! Fix Your Loose Steel In Seconds

You put on your skate, stand up and start heading out of of the locker room.

Click...clack...click...clack.

Every step you take sounds as if your skate steel is going to fly out of your blade holder. More often than not, your steel is secure, it is just loose inside the holder.  A great hack to fix this annoying problem comes from some of the game's best equipment managers in Dana Heinze of the Pittsburgh Penguins and John Sokoloski of Boston University. 

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Keeping Skates Sharp At The Sports Consulting Group Camp

We recently attended the Sports Consulting Group's preseason camp in Minnesota and had the chance to catch up with some top NHL players and prospects. Sports Consulting Group is one of top hockey agencies in the world representing several of the game's best players including Thomas Vanek and Ryan Callahan. Check out the video to see how we made sure all of these elite players had the best possible edges with a fresh Sparx skate sharpening!

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New England Sports Center Testimonial

New England Sports Center is the largest and busiest hockey rink in New England with eight rinks and two mini rinks, hockey never stops at NESC. With four Sparx Sharpeners, NESC’s employees are able to sharpen hundreds of skates a day while also still servicing the need of their customers in the store. 

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The Hockey Mom: A 4-Part Video Series

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Sparx Hockey honored hockey moms everywhere with a four-part video series. Hear from real hockey moms and their kids about what it means to be a hockey mom, the commitment and dedication it takes, and why it’s all worth it. #HockeyMom

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Let's Play Hockey Expo '18 - Hear From Current Sparx Sharpener Owners

All weekend long at the Let's Play Hockey Expo in St. Paul, MN., satisfied Sparx Sharpener users stopped by our booth to check in and meet the team. They could not stop telling us how satisfied they were with their skate sharpeners. Many of them shared their stories with us, including one user who keeps their sharpener out in the dining room! It was great meeting everyone at the expo who owned a sharpener and seeing their excitement while seeing others step up and experience the skate sharpeners for the first time!

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Lettermen Sports and Sparx Hockey; Why You Need a Sparx Sharpener

Lettermen Sports in Minnesota is a family-run pro shop and a staple in the Minnesota hockey scene for more than 30 years. Their stores are located in Blaine and Plymouth, MN and both use our Sparx Machines as their primary sharpeners.

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