Always up for a challenge, da Vinci learned the hard way that gliding on ice without skates is only successful when the ice is water and the gliding is floating. Pamper the foot pieces that give you below-freezing grace with today's Groupon: for $9, you get three ice-skate sharpenings at Lightning Blade, located at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre. Once you use your first sharpening, you'll get a punch card for the other two that expires in one year. The three sharpenings can also be split amongst multiple people.
Lightning Blade Custom Skate Shop expertly sharpens skates for hockey players, ice twirlers, and all-around rink rats in the Ottawa area. Skates, which should be sharpened after every three to five hours of ice time, perform better with a properly shaped and contoured blade. With an efficient edge, skaters can glide with the balance of a Zen ballerina and ignite on the ice with the power of weightlifting light bulbs.
Lightning Blade began humbly in a garage, as a response to the lack of adequate and timely skate-sharpening services in Ottawa. Now, players know where to go when they need their edges evened and laces pep-talked in a timely manner. Lightning Blade is now a full hockey pro shop, and visitors can browse its offerings and custom apparel.