Hopeful in Vancouver

We're in Vancouver now for my 6th Vancouver Tournament. Whether I'll actually be able to skate or not is still a mystery; I haven't been on the ice since I sprained my ankle, and the past couple days have brought more tweaks and pain than the speedy healing I was hoping for, so we'll see. I just finished taping my ankle for the second time today (the first time was a practice run to get the hang of it and test how tight the tape should be) according to these instructions, and I've put the flexible brace on over my sock. If the combination of tape, sock, and brace (and either a velcro strap or some hockey tape around my skate) don't do it, nothing will.

Posted by Lori in Vancouver Tournament 2007 | May 25, 2007·07:24 PM


I'll keep my fingers crossed that you can skate and that your ankle holds up! look forward to your reports on the tourney!

Posted by: jess at May 26, 2007 12:19 PM

Taping your own ankle is tough. Tight is good. If you have any trouble with it feeling too tight in the forefoot, or feeling in your toes... then be careful about how much and how tight the tape is beyond the 5th metatarsal (the bump on the outside edge of your foot) if you have any trouble, just keep the tape above (closer to the ankle, not the toes) the 5th metatarsal and then you should be all set

Posted by: Laura at May 29, 2007 5:37 PM