I run a sharpening/service business is called Golden Gate Sharpening and I've been in business for a few years now. I was originally planning to open a shopfront in summer 2020, but that didn't happen for obvious reasons. The shop has remained in my garage, but I have the same equipment that you'd find in any pro locker room. I've been sharpening and working on skates for about a decade. I am very picky and meticulous with my work and guarantee great results. I would like to offer my work to 2K members, either through the mail or in person in Northern California.
If you're having a hard time finding someone to sharpen or work on your skates/other equipment, I'd be glad to assist you in any way possible. I have invested a lot of money and time into my shop and would like to keep my business going as hockey returns.
I've worked at three different shops and a local rink, as well as a stint in the AHL on the equipment staff. At one rink, I worked as the skate tech where I practiced my sharpening on thousands of skates, spending up to 8 hours a day doing nothing but sharpening both customer and rental skates. In this time, I'd practice and teach myself to sharpen as well as possible. I've worked on both full-sized and portable Blademaster and Blackstone machines. I learned how to profile on an older Blackstone profiler, but now use the SSM Profil which is much easier and more efficient. In addition, my mom taught me how to sew when I was young, so I can do many equipment and apparel projects.
Email me - firstname.lastname@example.org or (text only) my work number - 925-315-7656 to get the ball rolling. -Jake at Golden Gate Sharpening
Please note: I am not a retail shop. I do not sell retail equipment or carry any inventory. I do not sell or stock any new holders, steel, wheels, bearings, or parts. I only provide the services and installations. I do not have the license nor the capital to stock inventory. However, I can order steel or holders from Ice Warehouse or Hockey Monkey free of charge as part of the service I am providing. Ex. If you are swapping to Marsblades, I will order the Marsblades directly to my shop from IW, then install them as soon as they are received.
I can do the following jobs. Shipping/return shipping not included.
-Basic sharpening (Blademaster ROH and Blackstone FBV 100/50, 100/75, 95/75, 95/1) - $15 per pair, $100 + return shipping 10-sharpening card for S2K members only!
-Height-matching (matching the same shape and height on both runners) - $20 per pair, sharpening $10 extra.
-Profiling on SSM Profil machine (7', 9', 10', 11', 13', 9/10', 26' and 28' goalie, copy of your current profile, more templates will be added over time) - $50 per pair, includes height-match and sharpening.
-Full boot tune-up - Blade profiling, height-match, and sharpening, replacement of any damaged rivets or eyelets, full cleaning and boot sanitization - $50
-Mounting of ice holders with the same size & holes - $40.
-Mounting of oversized ice holders, Marsblades, Sprungs, or standard roller chassis - $50 per pair.
-Basic sewing repairs, including elbow/shin pad straps and glove patches - $10 per strap or patch, gloved/pad sanitization included.
-Sewing crests onto blank jerseys - $25 per jersey, decresting not included and cannot be guaranteed.
-Tongue installation - $40 per pair.
-Tendon guard repair - depends on the severity of the damage.
-Custom heel/toe lifts - $15 per piece, installation extra.
-Anything else - contact me for a quote or info. If I can't do it, I may know someone that can.
-I can't repalm yet. I am looking for the appropriate machine.
I'm an experienced visual and graphic designer of 20 years and would love to help the 2K community. I can do the following:
-Design your beer league team's jerseys, socks, helmet decals, apparel, bags, soakers, etc, then have them printed by Jerzeys FX, an amazing company. I use Stick Bandits (another fantastic company) for decals.
-Design custom gloves with a logo (created by myself or someone else) and have them created by Eagle, Warrior, or Fischer).
-Run and design your team's social media, including thumbnails, gameday posts, final score posts, updates, game pictures, etc.
-Design your team or company website. I can do something simple/easy to digest like mine or something more intricate.
-Create highlight videos, hype videos, general team videos, etc. I can create custom videos based on your team's film, photos, etc. If you're in Northern California, I can come film or photograph your games as well. I am not a professional in either photography or videography, but am competent at it and translate it well to custom videos.
What I use:
-Blademaster BC2005 sharpener with Howie's & Blademaster wheels - standard hollows & crossgrinding/height matching.
-Blackstone X02 - FBV sharpening.
-Blademaster blade clamp and Custom Skate Works single & double runner jigs - I always use these when sharpening, height-matching, and profiling. They give me better feel and balance while making passes on the wheel.
-Prosharp edge checker to check the edges while in the holder, Blademaster edge checker to double-check. Skates are sharpened until the edge checker is completely level, not "within 2 lines" or "almost level" like other shops such as "Sure Jockey" allow.
-Rubber block & fine diamond hones - removing burrs and giving the cleanest & finest finish.
-SSM Profil contour machine - profiling. I profile both blades at once after a height-match for a spot-on matching profile.
-Blademaster riveter, including pump attachment for easy & fast copper removal.
-Blademaster boot stretcher with different attachments and bunion add-ons.
-Battco boot punch/clamp with many different attachment.s
-Graf boot oven.
-Various tools - radial saw, heat gun, drill, levels, etc.