Featured Barrhaven Business
One of the newest businesses to open in Barrhaven is b-sharp, a skate sharpening shop with an extensive history. Joe Baker, owner and operator, has been working in this industry for 15 years. He got into this business because he was a skater himself and his father took over Blades & Things from the gentleman that was retiring in Nova Scotia. At that time, there there were no places to buy boys figure skates or even just black laces. Joe started working in the store with his Dad and learning from him because he had an interest in the precision of what he did. When his father retired and closed Blades & Things, he opened b-sharp ottawa.
He chose Barrhaven as his new location because most of his hockey and ringette customers are from around this area and he was given the amazing opportunity to open up a larger location in the new Barrhaven Citigate plaza. Joe lives, works and plays in Barrhaven as he lives right close to the Minto Rec Centre.
Joe’s business tries to reach out to the community, helping out those in need, usually low income families or programs helping low income families. They do donation skate sharpening to schools and charities so that the skates that are donated are sharpened and ready to go for the kids. They also donate to local programs such as the Nepean Wildcats #DIFD and The Ottawa Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness programs and are looking forward to becoming more involved in our Barrhaven events.
B-sharp is not just about a great skate sharpening. They care about customer service, and making sure that your skates are done perfectly, for you. Feedback is always welcome as not everyone skates with the same sharpness. To that effect, they have created a program called SkateSkan to help them make sure that you get the same sharpening, every single time.
For more information or to meet with Joe or his staff, stop in at their store located at 4235 Strandherd Dr or check out their website http://www.bsharpottawa.com/