With the expense of getting into hockey a few months ago, I was happy that I already had a decent, albeit older, set of hockey skates. I wanted new skates but I didn’t need new skates. I figured I’d wait to make sure I was still playing for about a year and then pick up some new skates.
Well, that all changed last night. While out on the ice last night for some practice, I took a slap shot to my blade holder part of my skates. I really didn’t think much of it. It did hit my skates really hard but I just kept on going. Slowly as the night went on, I noticed that I was having a hard time keeping my left ankle nice and straight. Still not thinking much about it, I just attributed it to the fact that I was getting tired and my skating was getting sloppy.
Then later in the locker room while wiping down my skates I noticed that the blade holder was severely cracked. Then it all started coming together. I realized that it had to happen when the puck hit it, and that had to be the reason my ankle kept wanting to folder under.
Point of the story, I’m getting new skates!