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Equipment & Sharpening

Local Skate Sharpening Options

SKS Sports Shop (Hillsborough) - Drop off / Pick up. Also possible to schedule an appointment and wait.

Sportsplex (Hillsborough) - Drop off / Pick up

Don Clough (Hillsborough) - Meet at practice or while you wait at his house (by appt.).  $5 donation to TYHNC., 919-308-6614.

SKS Sports Shop

SKS Sports Shop is right across the street from the Sportsplex and offers hockey, figure skating, and swimming products and services.

Mention you play for the Hogs and receive 10% off at checkout!

1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 201 (store location)
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Mon-Thurs 12:30-7 PM
Fri 12:30-6 PM
Sat 10am-4pm


Used Gear

Short on funds (or time)?  TYHNC has some inventory of used equipment that's been donated over the years. 

This gear is available to swap out (if your old / current gear is still usable) or for a small donation to TYHNC (e.g. $5 per piece).  If you have gear you'd like to donate, we'll take it!

If you need something, see your team manager &/or a TYHNC board member. 


Hockey Equipment guide for kids

If you are looking for guidance around what gear to buy for your player or how equipment should fit, this site has some good information.

Sharpening Frequency

Sharpened skates make a big difference in a player's on ice performance. Don't forget to sharpen your player's skates throughout the season. 

General rule of thumb: Sharpen after approximately 15 hours of skate time. 

If you are uncertain if your player's skates need to be sharpened, talk with your coach.

NOTE: New skates do not come sharpened.