A product some five years in the making is nearly set to hit the ice, and it's (quite literally) bringing the heat along with it. The Therma Blade, invented by Canada's own Tory Weber, is a battery-warmed ice skate that purportedly melts the ice just beneath the skater to provide the wearer with "more speed, less work and an overall better hockey experience." Currently, it seems uncertain whether the new blades will ever see action in the NHL, but amateurs could certainly get an edge over their opponents if they're willing to pay the premium. Unfortunately, we've no idea how lofty that premium will be, but according to the official website, there's under a fortnight left till we find out.
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