About Us

ABOUT US

Who we are

ELITE Blade Performance Technology is a Quebec manufacturer of high-precision skate blade profilers and revolutionary, computer-controlled, fully automated skate blade sharpeners. ELITE has the best system in the world today for consistent and precise blade performance and the only automated sharpener that won’t ever degrade the shape of your blade.

ELITE offers an integrated blade care system, based around our core technologies:

      • The E-P3 Profiler, which provides precise, custom profiling, with the widest selection of profiles available on the market;
      • The E-S4 Automated Sharpener, the only fully-computerized, automated sharpening machine that preserves the blade profile perfectly, every time.

Together, the E-P3 blade profiler and the E-S4 skate sharpening system represent a revolutionary advancement in the science of blade preparation.

 

A growing number of pro teams across North America, including the Montreal Canadiens and Laval Rocket, are now using the ELITE system. ELITE’s Blade Performance Technology is now, for the first time, available to the consumer market at ELITE Blade Performance Centers in the Montreal area.

Our Mission

ELITE’s mission is to maximize skating performance by offering the best skate blade profiling and sharpening system in the world. Our goal is to become the new standard for excellence in the professional, amateur and recreational hockey markets.

“Automation is where skate sharpening is going. For us to take the next step in skate sharpening technology, Elite was a natural fit for us.”

— Bobby Hastings

Head Equipment Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs

“Automation is where skate sharpening is going. For us to take the next step in skate sharpening technology, Elite was a natural fit for us.”

— Bobby Hastings

Head Equipment Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs

Our Story

ELITE began as Aiguisage Elite in 2008 in a workshop in the small town of Beloeil, south of Montreal, Canada. ELITE’s founder, Denis Proulx, was frustrated that his son, a rising star in the Quebec junior system, couldn’t seem to get two decent sharpenings in a row from the local pro shop.

A specialist in designing automation systems, Denis realized that existing sharpening systems were inherently inconsistent, and set out to design a better solution.

Denis developed a prototype that used steel wheels to guarantee consistent hollows, a center-mount clamp to ensure symmetrical edges, and a computer automated cutting process to preserve the integrity of the blade shape. With lots of feedback from the Montreal Canadiens and many resulting improvements, Denis’ prototype proved to be a revolutionary innovation that was superior to any other sharpening system on the market. Aguisage Elite was born.

Denis opened a pro shop in Beloeil and word of mouth soon brought thousands of customers. Denis next worked out a design for a profiler that was easier to use and more time efficient than what was currently on the market — one that could also profile multiple blades at a time.

Together, the profiler and sharpener created a leap forward in blade performance that began to catch the attention of both pro and amateur players. ELITE now operates an active Blade Performance Center in Beloeil, serving thousands of clients from the Montreal region and beyond, and sells its blade performance machines to pro teams across North America. As well, ELITE regularly receives blades by courier from NHL players and other pros playing across North America and Europe — players who won’t compromise on the performance of their blades.

OUR PARTNERS

Pro Teams

We are grateful to the Montreal Canadiens, who helped us develop, test and refine our Blade Performance Technology. The Canadiens, and the Laval Rocket were early adopters of our technology. They are now joined by a growing number of prro teams across North America.

Retail Partners

We are proud to partner with select Sports Rousseau stores, to bring ELITE Blade Performance Centers to the Greater Montreal market in Saint-Hubert, Charlemagne, and Laval.

Pro Teams

We are grateful to the Montreal Canadiens, who helped us develop, test and refine our Blade Performance Technology. The Canadiens, and the Laval Rocket were early adopters of our technology. They are now joined by a growing number of prro teams across North America.

Retail Partners

We are proud to partner with select Sports Rousseau stores, to bring ELITE Blade Performance Centers to the Greater Montreal market in Saint-Hubert, Charlemagne, and Laval.

Our Clients

Many NHL, AHL, OHL, NCAA and Major Junior teams in North America are using ELITE machines.

NHL

Montreal Canadiens

Colorado Avalanche

Winnipeg Jets

Detroit Red Wings

Philadelphia Flyers

Chicago Blackhawks

Toronto Maple Leafs

Las Vegas Golden Knights

San Jose Sharks

Calgary Flames

AHL

Laval Rocket

Manitoba Moose

Toronto Marlies

Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Rockford Ice Hogs

San Jose Barracuda

Henderson Silver Knights

CHL

Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)

Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)

Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)

Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

NCAA

Penn State Nittany Lions

U Mass Minutemen

St. Cloud State Huskies

Concordia Stingers

Université de Montréal Carabins

Our Clients

Many NHL, AHL, OHL, NCAA and Major Junior teams in North America are using ELITE machines.

NHL

Montreal Canadiens

Colorado Avalanche

Winnipeg Jets

Detroit Red Wings

Philadelphia Flyers

Chicago Blackhawks

Toronto Maple Leafs

Las Vegas Golden Knights

San Jose Sharks

Calgary Flames

AHL

Laval Rocket

Manitoba Moose

Toronto Marlies

Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Rockford Ice Hogs

San Jose Barracuda

Henderson Silver Knights

CHL

Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)

Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)

Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)

Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)

Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

NCAA

Penn State Nittany Lions

U Mass Minutemen

St. Cloud State Huskies

Concordia Stingers

Université de Montréal Carabins

Elite Blade Performance Centers

ELITE’s Blade Performance Technology is now available in ELITE Blade Performance Centers in the Montreal Area.

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