CUSTOM SKATE EXPERIENCE
SERVICES INCLUDED IN YOUR NEW SKATE PURCHASE:
If you leave with skates you are not satisfied with, we are committed to finding the right skates for you! So much so, we guarantee it!
Our “Skate fit Guarantee” means that we will make sure you are satisfied with the skate you purchased.
We know that skating in a new skate is much different than just walking around in the store.
WHAT'S THE UNITED SPORT & CYCLE ADVANTAGE?
We are hockey players, fitting players -- we are determined to find you the right fit not only for your foot, but for your play, as well as your budget.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A FITTING?
- Precision Balance Skate Sharpening
- Heat Fit
- Blade Alignment
We're committed to finding you a skate that you feel comfortable in, and we are willing to stand behind that guarantee. If you're not happy, we're determined to make things right!
We customize your new skates to fit you by heating them up and allowing the boot to shape around your feet, this helps you achieve a customized fit!
Most skates these days come with thermo-formable materials, which when heated up, allow us to adjust the fit of the skate to accommodate each skaters unique foot.
WHY HEAT FIT YOUR SKATES?
- It enables your technician to customize your new skates to your foot.
- When the skates are warm they become soft and can then mold around your individual foot It helps to cut back on the break-in period.
- You achieve an overall increase in comfort.
HOW DO I GET THIS SERVICE?
Heat fitting is included with all of our new or used skate purchases.
Please Note: Manufacturers suggest that you do not use skates that have been heat molded for a minimum of 12 hours, do keep this in mind when you're planning your next visit!
We check each pair of skates we sell to ensure that the blade alignment is just right -- & we do so at no extra charge!
At United Sport & Cycle, we believe that a properly aligned blade is imperative for a skater to get the most out of his or her skates -- so much so, that we include the service with every new & used skate purchase.
WHAT DOES AN ALIGNMENT DO FOR ME?
With a proper blade alignment, it can help with your:
- Reducing Injuries
- & more!
Not all skates require a blade adjustment, but we ensure that each and every pair we sell is aligned properly before sending them home with you! If your new skates require an alignment we will do it for you at no extra cost.
With the purchase of a new pair of skates we offer our precision balance sharpening complimentary to ensure you're ready to hit the ice!
At United Sport & Cycle we take your game seriously. The Precision Balance Skate Sharpening can elevate your performance and your game.
Precision Balance is a method of sharpening that will enhance your skating ability and performance on the ice. Speed, Power, Balance and Stability, the critical elements of skating, can be affected as a result of precise sharpening and contouring.
Precision Balance Sharpening addresses all of the inherent variables that affect the skate blade so that a better quality sharpening can be achieved. Blade thickness, for example, it can reduce the bite angle of your blade and can ultimately cause slippage while your leg is at full extension during the skating stride.
A PRECISION BALANCE SHARPENING DELIVERS:
- Proper radius of hollow that is centred on the blade
- Smooth square edges
- A quality finish
Finding your skates don't offer you the support you need? Do you get lace bite, heel spurs, or sore ankles? We can help with that.
Our full-service in-house repair shop can fit your boot the way it should so you can be your best on the ice.
Concerned because your skates weren't purchased through us? That's ok-- we still offer our expert advice and are more than willing to help you increase your skate's fit and comfort. We offer free assessment & heatfit. Plus we can re-shape & adjust padding. Quote available upon request.
Pro-Formance Advantage is a custom skate fitting system designed to put you in the right skate for your game to increase your comfort, safety and performance on the ice.
At United Sport & Cycle, we play the game. To ensure we are bringing you the best products available, we test the equipment, first hand, on ice before we bring them into our stores. This first-hand experience and knowledge means that we can match your strengths and style of game to the equipment that is best suited to you.
We won’t just put you in a pair of skates – we want to help you increase your speed and experience sharper turns and lighter feet on the ice.