Testimonials

 
Lew Pickering – Warwick, Rhode Island

“I purchased the SSM-2 because i have three boys skating at different levels of hockey and I occasionally play in the men’s leagues. The SSM-2 has been a great investment because it saves time and money. With such a hectic schedule the convenience of having our own machine has really paid off. It is easy to use, small enough to take to tournaments and built solid. Great product!”

Bryan Hed (20 years youth hockey coach, player, parent and fan)

” Always a pleasure speaking with you and finally getting the chance to meet you when you were in St. Paul last year for the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament and the Lets Play Hockey expo. When you asked if I would be willing to write a testimonial about the SSM skate sharpener I was more than willing. As you know I have a 30 plus year old machine that works as perfect as the day it was purchased. I was shopping for a skate sharpener as I had 2 boys in youth hockey and was also coaching myself. I wanted a machine for the convenience and to save money. Both were easily covered and once the word was out that I had a sharpener, I started doing most of the team. Now days my coaching is over as the boys are now on the High School team but my nights of sharpening the teams skates are still going. I love using the machine as it is so simple to use and almost impossible to do a poor job that I keep getting more people wanting me to do their kids skates. It is the perfect machine for the dad who wants to save time and money and can easily be brought with for out of town tournaments as I did. Looking forward to another 30 years of service.”

T.J. Scammon (Coach, Parent, Player, Experienced Skate Sharpener for over 27 years)

“This machine is simply amazing, the engineering is brilliant. There is no complex procedure, set it once and it is good for many years. The size has been perfect for our travel team. With two sons and myself, the machine paid for itself in a short period of time, not to mention the convenience. 26 years and it is still going strong. It is the best hockey investment I have ever made.”

Luke Eliot; Player, Coach, Hockey Dad

“Have not spoke since the arrival of the SSM machine, it was unveiled at a family dinner with all ages of hockey players present. It was more exciting than any Christmas I have experienced, it was like pulling a Ferrari out of the garage but it was in the middle of the living room. We have practiced on the dozens of old skates but the boys have equated it to “Jumping off a cliff to learn how to hang glide” when it comes to their own skates. We will get there. It feels like a piece of medical equipment with its percision and quality. I will send pictures of the boys and I after we get brave enough to do our own skates. Thanks for everything… Very cool”

Two weeks later:

“All is well at Skate Sharpening Central… the entire team is officially on SSM sharpened blades…”

“Scott, please send along some flyers and some business cards, I talk about the SSM-2 pretty well every day, it is great dressing room chat as well as fellow Hockey Dads watching the games. I am taking it to a Tournament in St. John, New Brunswick next week with my son Harry and his Atom AA Team.

 
Kenneth Maffei – Owner – Hub Grinding Service

“The SSM machine is a perfect fit for our professional sharpening business. By adding skate sharpening to the knife, scissors and garden tool sharpening that we’ve been doing for years, we have increased foot traffic. It’s small size and easy portability also enables us to set up at a local pond and do on -the- spot sharpening.”

Reed Caster, Owner, Caster’s Bicycles

“Thanks so much for turning Caster’s onto SSM. The machine does everything a sharpener needs to do in a very compact and efficient package. Simple to use and simple to teach others. Pity the guys that struggle to fine space for the behemoth sharpening benches. Best of all I can take this on the road to skating events and increase my exposure”

Anders Weiderstal – Team Sweden
teams

Head equipment manager for Team Sweden, national icehockey team “Tre Kronor” is C.
He uses the latest version of SSM-2 when he sharpens skates for Team Sweden to include during their games and tournaments.
During his 27 years as equipment manager he has always used our SSM-2 skate sharpening machines.
As an equipment manager Anders has contributed to Team Sweden winning e.q. two olympic gold medals and six world championships. All Swedish national teams in icehockey and bandy use the SSM-2 skate sharpening machines. The same can be said for several other national hockey teams throughout the world.

US colleges recently using the SSM-2
  • Bowdoin
  • Florida State University
  • Hamilton
  • Life University
  • Liberty University
  • North Western University
  • Oakland University
  • Oswego State
  • Plattsburgh State Univ
  • Suny Canton
  • UNH
Bryan Hed (20 years youth hockey coach, player, parent and fan)

” Always a pleasure speaking with you and finally getting the chance to meet you when you were in St. Paul last year for the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament and the Lets Play Hockey expo. When you asked if I would be willing to write a testimonial about the SSM skate sharpener I was more than willing. As you know I have a 30 plus year old machine that works as perfect as the day it was purchased. I was shopping for a skate sharpener as I had 2 boys in youth hockey and was also coaching myself. I wanted a machine for the convenience and to save money. Both were easily covered and once the word was out that I had a sharpener, I started doing most of the team. Now days my coaching is over as the boys are now on the High School team but my nights of sharpening the teams skates are still going. I love using the machine as it is so simple to use and almost impossible to do a poor job that I keep getting more people wanting me to do their kids skates. It is the perfect machine for the dad who wants to save time and money and can easily be brought with for out of town tournaments as I did. Looking forward to another 30 years of service.”

Don Unger, Head Coach, Oswego State University 1980-1996

“Hi Scott:

It was great speaking with you! It really doesn’t seem like almost 30 years since you sold me the SSM skate sharpener, but i guess it is. I have used it every week of every year since I first purchased it and it still runs perfectly! The only thing I’ve had to replace is the stones. It sharpens all types of skates; hockey, figure and speed, with an excellent edge. The SSM is simple to adjust and easy to use and transport. I take it “on the road” with me so that my players can always be sure to get a consistently sharp edge. I have coached at SUNY Oswego, started two high school teams and at every level of minor hockey over the past 36 years. I’m glad to see you are selling it again in the USA. I strongly recommend the SSM skate sharpener for anyone who understands the importance of sharp blades and wants a reliable easy to use machine that is easily transported.

Wishing you the best, “