FAQs

WHAT IS BAHR?

BAHR stands for Bay Area Hockey Repair. It’s an acronym. BAHR sharpens skates & offers the most complete hockey repair shop in the world. Located at the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose, California.

DO YOU SHARPEN SKATES? HOW MUCH?

Yes! BAHR offers Classic ROH (Radius of Hollow), Flat Bottom V (FBV) on a Blackstone Stealth Sharpening machine.

BAHR can sharpen Player, Goalie, Figure skates & loose steel. Average wait times are 5- 10 minutes.

Essan has been sharpening for over 20 years. Customers from out of state, Canada & Europe stop by to have their skates sharpened.

ROH (Radius of Hollow) $10 – Player, Goalie or Figure Skates

FBV (Flat Bottom V) $12

ROH JR $6 size 1 to 5.5

FBV JR $7 size 1 to 5.5

We sharpen loose steel as well!

Ask how you can save HUNDREDS of dollars per year with a 10-pack or Annual Unlimited Sharpening pass!

WHAT IS A SKATE DROP BOX? HOW DOES IT WORK?

It’s the BEST deal in America! $5 Skate Sharpenings!

Open box, fill up form, tie onto skates, and drop off at night after hours and pick up the next day (please give us an hour after we open to complete sharpening)

We are open 7 days a week, so when we are closed YOU SAVE MONEY.

Please no repair jobs in drop box.

WHAT IS FLAT BOTTOM V? (FBV)

Flat Bottom V is eliminates the need to choose bite over speed. The flat bottom shape of the blade allows the skate to glide across the top of the ice rather than cut through it. It reduces drag and helps increase speed.

Give it a try! You will not regret it.

WHAT IS SKATE PROFILING? WHY DO I NEED ONE?

Profiling is changing the radius, pitch, essentially grinding away and re-shape your steel. Virtually all player skates are 9 foot radius with “0” neutral stock profile. Goalie skates are flatter with a bigger radius.

Everyone skates differently. Let BAHR go over key points and options to maximize your skating potential.

WHAT IS MAIL IN SHARPENING?

Great question! It’s the MOST convenient way to have BAHR sharpen your skates. Because virtually all midline and high end skates have removable steel, it’s cheap to mail them!

Check out or mail-in sharpening link for more info

Q: WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

1535 South 10th street San Jose CA USA 95112 (across the street west of Sharks Ice San Jose) and 1.6 miles from Hockeygiant (Now Purehockey) (Shop Formerly  San Jose Skate Sharpening)

Easy access from major highways! We are 1 mile south of 280, 1.5 miles East of 87, and 2 miles North/Northwest from 101 off Curtner.

Q: HOW DOES THE BAHR REPAIR PROCESS WORK?

Here at Bay Area Hockey Repair & Sharpening, we ask the right questions to help you find the best solution to your equipment repair & skate sharpening needs. We can discuss what is wrong, what type of equipment, your options, and work towards the best solution.

We offer 15-minute repairs In-Store, Drop off/Pick-up, Drop off/Mail back and Mail-In Sharpenings & repairs worldwide!

The complete process is best broken down separately for local and mail-in repairs… see below.

NOTE: Check out the Get Repair Quote page!

LOCAL IN-STORE

Get a quote or for more complex requests contact us for repair inquiries. 18 & under, please have parent’s permission.

– We provide an accurate quote & realistic expectations

– Set a deadline, and make a payment (due before work begins)

Cash, Check, Paypal, Credit Card, Trade-In (conditions apply)

MOST repair work takes 15 mins – over 3 weeks (complete refurbish or when we are backlogged)

– Drop off equipment

WE NOW OFFER 15-MINUTE REPAIRS WHILE YOU WAIT!

Enjoy watching hockey games, free candy and A/C white you wait in the waiting room!

– Post progress & before/after photos on most repairs on website and facebook page, twitter, instagram, etc.

– Notify client to pick up gear upon completion within quoted time frame

Pay balance (if applicable)

– Follow up on repairs

– Feedback and referrals are most appreciated!

– We offer $5 drop-box overnight Skate Sharpening Service! Look for the box outside our shop after your game!
We’ll have it ready for you within the first hour we are open the next day!

MAIL-IN REPAIRS

Get a quote or for more complex requests contact us for repair inquiries. 18 & under, please have parent’s permission.

– We provide an accurate quote & expectations before deciding on best solution to your needs.

– Must be prepaid before work can begin. 50% DOWN required to begin work over $500USD +. No payment required until we receive package.

– Mail package with check (payable to “Bay Area Hockey Repair”, prepaid via paypal or credit card to:

BAY AREA HOCKEY REPAIR

65 Washington St #203 Santa Clara CA USA 95050 (This is our post office box to ensure secure delivery)

  • You may prepay for Player or Blocker Repalms on bayareahockeyrepair.com/shop, print and ship receipt of transaction with you package.
  • Most Mail In repairs – We will Post progress & before/after photos for most repairs on our website, facebook page, twitter, instagram, etc.

– Gear mailed back with tracking info within quoted time frame

Pay your balance (if applicable)

– Follow up on repairs, some are posted on social media (let us know if you do not want us to do so)

– Feedback and referrals are most appreciated! We are on Yelp, Google, Square, Ebay, Facebook and more!

 

Q: DO YOU REALLY OFFER 1,000 SERVICES?!

YES! Our services go far beyond skate sharpening and glove repalming. We offer multi-sport repairs from football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, etc; to many other facets and cross over many fields. We sell replacement parts, offer rental equipment repair services (Skates repair/sharpening, rental gear repair, equipment bag and accessories repair, etc). We also offer heat press services and stitching of your team jerseys, vests, patch installation (We don’t carry any apparel/jersey numbers, twill, etc. we just install and stitch right now)

We also offer Research & Development services from soft goods, pattern making, reproductions, built to spec designs, and prototyping/finish products. We carry in stock most soft goods raw materials from elastics, webbing, plastics, foams, molds, hardware to authentic/synthetic leather materials ready to serve you and visualize your ideas.

Many of these services are confidential and subject to discretion, and we have the facility to protect intellectual property and patents.

We are fully insured. We have NEVER lost a package and will back you up if something goes missing or destroyed.

We can do random repair requests from equestrian equipment, misc leather repair, misc soft goods, motorsports/motorcycle back packs, utility bags/zipper replacement & repair, women’s accessories, alternations, patch installation, minor to medium small upholstery work (home, auto, motorcycles & marine) and can outsource embroidery and install patches on your jackets & gear. EXCEPTIONS are large items like awnings, and pop top tents.

In terms of repair, there are only a few things WE CANNOT DO:

Repair cracked/broken helmets, and repairing cracked sole and destroyed toe caps on skates. If we can’t, we’ll know someone that CAN. We’ll refer you to the right peple.

 

Q: HOW FAST CAN YOU MAKE REPAIRS?

We offer 15-minute repairs while you wait to complete refurbishment of player, goalie and other misc equipment. Call +14087664354 or fill out quote form 

Most repairs such as blocker repalms, trapper re-string/relace takes between 2-3 days depending on workload. Minor repairs like replacing buckles, (1) goalpad boot straps, or patching small tears or holes on gloves, shoulder pads or pants can be done white you wait. Major repairs such as leg pad thigh rise addition/reduction, dye change, glove gusset replacement, complete skate mounts, full restorations may take a week or more.

We offer emergency repairs for an extra fee, typically $50- $100 depending on the job. Our regular labor rate is $75/hr.

BAHR works with your life and game schedule to ensure you will not miss your next game. We have loaner gear!

 

Q: HOW MUCH DOES REPAIRS COST?

We offer 1,000 services. Sharpening starts at $5.  As far as repairs go it can be as low as $5 to over $1,000

Over HALF of repairs are modifications & alteration. Like alteration of large hockey pants on a shorter body frame. There are thousands of different models of gear, dozens of types, and many parts & materials. Trust BAHR to advise you on the best solution.

Examples:

Eyelets/Copper starts at $5 or $40 for the whole mounting, $10 Drill free if it is required.

Elastic strap replacements on most types of gear while you wait are $10/pair. (1) pair could be replaced while you wait.

Glove patch are $10 each. 1-2 holes could be patched while you are waiting.

Skate Heel Tendon Guard repair is $30 EACH skate and 3-4 days turnaround

Player Glove Repalm cost between $40 to $65 turnaround depends on workload.

Goalie Blocker Repalms cost between $60 to 65

Goalie Glove/Trapper Relace combo $150 with up to 30 minutes of repairs (Floating T skate lace extra $35)

We can’t quote on you what’s inside that we cannot see, like a auto repair shop, they won’t know until it is inspected/taken apart. We’ll go over everything so there are no surprises and unrealistic expectations.

BAHR will advise and negotiate the best deal with you. Always. We are experts and reasonably priced. You can try imitators or other cheap options, but Essan has been doing this since he was 14 years ago. You cannot put a price on that level of expertise. We are an educational shop, we are here to help you; and often times steer you towards the best solution even if it isnt going with us.

Q: HOW DO I PAY?

We accept cash, check (payable to “Bay Area Hockey Repair”), Paypal (bahrservices@gmail.com), Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and Debit/Credit Cards.We sometimes accept trade-in for repair credit (conditions apply). Most jobs are required to take payment up front to start work, receipt is provided.

Invoice is NET 7 or DUE ON RECEIPT for contract/subcontract work.

Sales tax charged on replacement parts and used gear at current sales tax rate.

No sales tax on labor and repair services only. All local repairs over $500 require at least 50% upfront.

All mail in repairs require payment upfront.

All equipment not picked up within 90 days of completion becomes property of Bay Area Hockey Repair.

 

Q: HOW DOES SHIPPING WORK FOR MAIL-IN REPAIRS

We ship USPS or FedEx Monday-Saturday. You can get a shipping quote from USPS to and from zip code 95050. Most orders paid by noon PST, will ship out the same day. BAHR store and Ebay shipments have a 1 day shipping turnaround. The most common shipping methods used are USPS First Class for items 13 ounces or less, USPS Parcel Select for over sized items like leg pads (20lb and 80″ circumference rate), and FedEx Home Delivery when necessary. International shipment of large items such as chest protectors, leg pads, etc are bubble wrapped securely and tight and sealed with two blag plastic bags to save us both in shipping costs.

PLEASE MAIL ALL REPAIRS, SHARPENINGS & RETURNS to 65 washington Street, #203 Santa Clara CA 95050 USA

Q: WHAT IS MOBILE GOALIE REPAIR?

It was the original, concierge hockey equipment repair service where I come to you! Anywhere within 70 miles from Santa Clara/San Jose, California I will drive to you to save your gear! I ask you what you need and I make sure I bring what is needed to fix your gear! Covers San Francisco, Peninsula and East bay.

Because of the growing demand and heavy workload, and having an actual retail store, we currently do not offer this service. We used this name from 2011 to 2012 and expanded to do all types of sports equipment, specifically hockey.

Q: WHAT IS THE BAHR PROMISE?

THE BAHR PROMISE is to provide you honest, fair & educational advice towards the best solution to your equipment needs. Our mission is to provide you the best, most consistent service with quality products while saving you money. 

Here at Bay Area Hockey Repair, we work with your game and life schedule to meet your hockey equipment repair/replacement part needs! 99% of our clients never missed a game during repairs. That’s better than Hasek in Nagano and Carey Prices’ Save Percentage in Sochi.

We don’t always recommend repairing your gear; for reasons from being too expensive, long turnaround timelines, mold, etc. We always look out for your best interests and within our abilities to deliver on our 5-star feedbacks reputation.

Most turnarounds are within 2-3 days depending on workload and type of work. We do not accept nor commence work without communicating with you the best course of action.

We provide accurate quotes and set realistic expectations with follow-ups to ensure quality & accountability.

Provide competitive pricing! Contacting us is best way to negotiate the best deal NO OTHER hockey repair shop can match!

If you are not completely satisfied, we will do out best to make it right!

 

Q: WHY DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE SO MANY NAMES?

BAHR or Bay Area Hockey Repair is what we are now known since upgrading from the founded name of Mobile Goalie Repair in 2011. Bayareahockeyrepair.com (also .net) is the domain name chosen to broaden the reach of Mobile Goalie Repair. It is easier to search for online or by name compared to the official business name “In The Crease Services.” It also allows people to know Essan doesn’t just repair goaltender equipment. He repairs pretty much anything except skates, broken helmets, broken sticks (pending Integral Hockey drop location coming soon!) and no airbrush services.

 

Q: WHAT IS #PADGIC ?

It’s our hashtag on social media. You’ll see BAHR’s past work with this hashtag on instagram, twitter, etc. It’s Magic + Pads = #padgic

follow us on Instagram, Twitter @hockeyrepair or google “Hockey Repair.” can’t miss us.

Q: WHAT IS BAHR SPORTS ?

BAHR Sports, LLC was formed in 2017 and is the brand name of Made in America, developed & made in silicon valley hockey parts & accessories not available anywhere else in the world. Over 20 years of experience with hockey equipment repair will produce innovation and products that will SAVE YOU MONEY & improve your game.

Popular products made are Relacing kits (FIRST COMPANY TO DO THIS IN 2012) , 50+ different types of player & goalie elastic straps, custom skate guards, loose steel pouch, boot risers, and goalpad knee slider covers with over 150 models available!

Current retailers are Ice & Inline Warehouse, Tydan Performance Blades, Oak Park Ice Arena & more to come!

15% OFF STORE WIDE SALE ON NOW! Expires 12/23/17. Excludes Repairs & Backorder items. Sale applied at checkout. Dismiss