Many people who are new to roller skating and hockey need to know how to clean their hockey roller blades. This process is basically the same for all kinds of rollers skates including hockey skates, and regular recreational skates.
What you will need:
- A clean working area/surface
- A box
- An allen/hex wrench
- A cloth for cleaning
- Liquid dishwasher detergent
- Shoe deodorizer
- Two cloths for drying
- The first step to cleaning hockey roller blades is to take the wheels. In your cleaned up working area, use the hex wrench to unscrew the screws holding the wheels into place. Be sure to place these screws and any other parts that came of the skates and the loose wheels into the box for safekeeping.
- Saturate the cleaning cloth with the liquid detergent and water. Ring the cloth out of most of the water so you don’t leave a lot of water left on the skates that could rust the parts. Also make sure not to put too much liquid detergent on the rag, as this could leave suds all over your hockey rollerblades. About a dime size in the rag should be enough.
- Wipe down the area where the wheels came out of the hockey skates. Make sure to get any dirt spots and other stains, some may not come out completely. The most important thing is that you remove any debris that could hinder the hockey roller blades such as dirt, etc.
- Now, dry the groove that you just wiped down. Make sure to get all of the water and any soap suds etc. This is also a good time to double check and make sure you got all dirt and debris out of the hockey roller blades.
- Next, wipe down each of the wheels. The most important is that you get off any dried dirt or other substance that can and probably will slow down the wheel. If you rag seems to dirty from wiping down the hockey roller blades, then wash it off before you start on the skates.
- Now dry off the skates the one drying cloth you didn’t use. You don’t want to use the same cloth as you did for the skates as it is probably wet and won’t dry efficiently!
- Next, replace the wheels back in the skates. Make sure they are in tightly so they won’t fall off while your skating!
Now spray out the inside of the hockey roller blades with the shoe deodorizer. Let them dry completely for about a day, then your good to go!