If you want to save money on the cost of sharpening your ice skates you could learn how to do it on your own. Use the flv to avi converter application to download videos that show you the various tools needed to sharpen ice skates properly. One of the most important things you need to do when sharpening ice skates or any other piece of metal is to use even strokes and pressure, if you are not consistent there is a risk of having the metal warp which could impact the balance of the person wearing the ice skates, just pay close attention to the videos you downloaded and everything should be fine.