Gift Tags

This holiday season, commentator Kristen Laine has been thinking about family stories – how they’re created, changed and passed along.

The art of skate sharpening

Sixteen-year-old Zoë Cross is a newcomer to the craft of sharpening skates…but in less than six months she’s picked up the basics and found the art behind creating a hollow in the blades of hockey and figure skates. We spent a recent Sunday afternoon with Zoë as she sharpened rental skates at the Leddy Park Arena in North Burlington.