Never get your skates sharpened at Canadian Tire
My kid has been playing hockey for about a year now. I usually go to Sportschek to get the skates sharpened but they did a poor job (burned the blade, uneven grind) so I decided to take it to Canadian Tire. I was in a hurry so I didn't check the blades but when my kid started to play hockey, he could not stop or turn and fell every 5 seconds. Upon inspection, the blades were completely dull. Unbelievable!...never again.
I have since asked coaches and professional figure skaters and they all have their favourite places.