The Most Unique Hockey Program in the World
The realization of a dream, Dskate Hockey is equal part passion, drive and desire. Melting the elements of hockey and diabetes education together to create a unique “hockey+diabetes” program, Dskate is a family-friendly education and exercise platform designed to improve puck skills, life skills and, most of all, create connections and build confidence.
Uniting elite-level professionals on and off the ice, Dskate offers a vast array of education sessions on diabetes management for players and parents. On the other side of the puck, the Dskate coaching staff brings a unique approach to the ice in utilizing T1D management skills to bring out the best in their hockey players. When combined, the end result is a program that delivers an impactful balance of diabetes education, hockey skill development, and fun; leaving all who experience Dskate with a smile on their face.
Inspired to improve quality of life, the Dskate Hockey Program focuses on helping players and parents recognize the value of nutrition and exercise and the harmony that can be achieved through proper balance. Through an invaluable combination of elite staffs independently focused on hockey and diabetes, Dskate achieves the true “team” goal of making everyone a part of the action while leaving no one out.
To create, develop and implement an integrated “hockey+diabetes” sports-education program for individuals living with diabetes and to create, develop and facilitate the growth of the diabetic hockey community. Uniting the various components involved in diabetes management to support exercise and nutritional programming as essential means of improving daily quality of life for people living with diabetes.
To create a thriving on and offline community based on improved quality of life for individuals living with diabetes. Through engaging and educational sports-based programming, online community driven interactivity and diabetes education, connecting those who live with diabetes and improving their quality of life is a reality we are working to achieve.
I still cannot believe how great the camp was. Aislynn still talks about it. Ever since she began going high during hockey (since the pump) she would not skate to her best ability because she was scared of being high. You should see her now!!!!! Skating hard!!!!! And she is back on the track team at school. She really needed that camp, thank you!
Just wanted to say thanks again for a great week at camp for Matthew. Be sure to keep us on your mailing list for next year’s camp!
I wanted to thank you for all your hard work on DSkate and making it such a great program. We had a great time, learned a lot, and had a ton of great hockey. Before we left I asked Aaron if he wanted Chris Jarvis’ autograph, and he said he was a celebrity when he met him, but when he left he was a friend. The mentoring, hockey and education was top shelf as we would say.
I just wanted to tell you that we really enjoyed the camp your team put together. Both Nicholas as a participant and Cara and myself as by-standing parents were impressed with the content and the level of commitment throughout the program. ? We look forward to future camps.