A skate sharpening system comprises an adjustor assembly and a skate holder assembly. A runner is releasably coupled to a template runner, and then clamped into the skate holder assembly. The template runner defines a pre-defined profile for the blank runner. An operator moves the skate holder assembly such that the template runner moves along a guide bearing of the adjustor assembly. The guide bearing is disposed proximate a grinding wheel. While the template runner remains in contact with the adjustable guide bearing, the runner remains in contact with, and moves along, the grinding wheel such that the grinding wheel simultaneously sharpens and contours the runner.