Sharpening ice skates with a V-shaped blade sharpener such as a Sweet Stick can help knock off 2 to 3 trips to the rink shop or wherever you get your services.
Hold the sweet stick properly before you start the sharpening process. You want to hold the tool between the thumb and forefinger with the thumb on top.
Using the other hand, turn your skates upside down so that the blades face up
Point the V of the tool to the toe of the blade. Apply light pressure to run the tool forward and backward down the entire length of the steel.