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Dskate 2017 Details

President's Note:

Dear Dskaters,

As many of you know, my father, Robert Hindle, Dskate Founding member and the inspiration for the Dskate Hockey Program, passed away on January 9th, 2017.

The role model and inspiration for the Dskate Program we know and love today as well as a dedicated advocate for T1D research, my father was a passionate man who spent much of his time helping those he loved. In that spirit, Dskate will continue to strive towards new standards for acceptance, awareness and improved quality of life for all youth living with Type 1 Diabetes. 

In fueling a revolution for T1D Research, my father's hard work of 30+ years came full circle as he joined me to work tirelessly, side-by-side, over the past 7 years in creating, developing and building Dskate, a Program dedicated to helping T1Ds themselves.

A new revolution now begins, one that seeks to compliment the research machine working towards a cure. A revolution that focuses on helping our T1Ds live a better life, day-in and day-out.

I gratefully accept the torch and hope you will all join me in pursuing a world where we do not shy away from Type 1 Diabetes and the challenges it brings, but instead turn towards it head-on and embrace the adventure of achieveing a better life for all.

Thank you to all of our Dskate friends and family members who have supported the Hindle family during this difficult time. Dskate is family, and you truly prove that. 

My Best,

Steven Hindle


Dskate 2017 Details: Bigger & Better

In anticipation of our biggest year yet, Dskate is very excited to tell you that 2017 will bring even more support, excitement and adventure to our amazing Programs.

While it has been difficult for us to share details as there is so much going on, we can confirm that Dskate is in the process of adding 5 brand new partners that will help make your Dskate experience even greater than before.

Including brand new Dskate Nutrition Partners, Dskate Hockey Partners and Dskate Gear Partners, support for you and our #T1DHockey community is only beginning to grow.

As the details with each of these new amazing partners are finalized, we will be rolling out many new announcements in terms of what you can expect from these amazing new teammates.


Dskate 2017 EVENTS: Mark your calendars for March!

Dskate is pleased to announce that we will be hosting 2 Dskate Night events with our friends from the Ontario Hockey League.

Dskate Night Hamilton 2017: March 4, 2017

For a fourth consecutive year, Dskate and the Hamilton Bulldogs will be hosting a Dskate Night Event in support of #T1DHockey. Taking place on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the FirstOntario Centre, home of the Hamilton Bulldogs, Dskate will host an afternoon family skate, Dskate sessions from 5-6:30pm, including a fundraiser for the Dskate Bursary Fund featuring autographed Hamilton Bulldogs-Dskate custom designed jerseys and the "Beat-A-Bulldog" contest, where you can win a free spot to Dskate 2017, not to mention a marquee matchup between the Hamilton Bulldogs and Mississauga Steelheads @ 7pm!

Registration details and tickets will be available as of Monday, February 6th, 2017 on www.dskatehockey.com

Dskate Night Niagara 2017: March 10, 2017

Dskate Hockey and the Niagara Ice Dogs are pleased to announce our partnership for Dskate Night Niagara 2017 on Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ the Meridian Center in Niagara Falls, ON. In support of #T1DHockey, Dskate and our partners, along with the IceDogs, will feature Dskate sessions from 5-6pm, the Dskate Bursary Fundraiser featuring autographed, customized, IceDogs-Dskate jerseys and the main event @ 7pm as the Niagara IceDogs host the Hamilton Bulldogs!

Registration details will be available as of Monday, February 6th, 2017 on www.dskatehockey.com


Dskate 2017 PROGRAMS: New Adventures

In an effort to expand our reach across the calendar year, Dskate's addition of our Holiday Program (Dskate Easter) is a way for us to present a program during non-summer months. As we always have, Dskate is taking the steps required to eventually bring our Program to all #T1DHockey players and 2017 will be an important year as we seek to reach across the continent.

Dskate Niagara Easter: April 14-16, 2017

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The Dskate Niagara Easter Program is our newest addition to our list of Programs. This weekend/Holiday Dskate adventure will add a new chapter to bringing more Dskate to more families!

A bonus to all families participating, Dskate and the Great Wolf Lodge have partnered together to bring you exclusive rates that are over 45% off! Included with in this magical Dskate weekend experience is a complimentary night at the Great Wolf Lodge waterpark as well as a Dskate Family Dinner, where we can all sit down to enjoy a true Dskate Family meal together.


Dskate Milton 2017: July 24-28, 2017

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The flagship of the Dskate Hockey Program, Dskate is pleased to return to the Milton Sports Centre for a 5th consecutive year to host the largest group of #T1DHockey players ever gathered. With a sold out program expected and many exciting changes and additions in store, there is no doubt that Dskate Milton will shine once again.

Hotel rates and further details will be announced shortly.

Dskate Niagara 2017: August 8-11, 2017

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Returning to the Gale Centre for a second summer edition of Dskate Niagara, you can expect all of the same goodies from our Easter Program plus a few more treats (gotta cool off during those hot August days, somehow!). A T1D+1 Program, this Dskate Program is a vacation for the entire family as you won't a better deal on the best hotel rooms in Niagara or the best hockey+diabetes program in the world!

Stay tuned for suprises shortly.


Dskate Montreal: August 2017

The biggest changes to the Dskate Hockey Program are taking place where something exciting is brewing. Though details have been few and far between, Dskate and our partners are very excited to share the news in regards to this exciting Program.

NOTE: The 2017 Edition of the Dskate Montreal Program will be for Quebec-residents only

- Our sincere apologies to all of our out-of-province and out-of-country participants who were looking forward to returning to Dskate Montreal. The special circumstances of our partnerships for this program require that we focus our attention on helping players from Quebec in 2017. We would be happy to hear from you to discuss ways to get you to Dskate this summer. In the meantime, we would direct you to look into our 3 Programs taking place in Ontario as we would love to see you there.

If there is significant interest in hosting an additiona Dskate Montreal Program (open to all), Dskate would certainly consider this.

To speak with Dskate in regards to this matter, please email Dskate Founder, Steven Hindle, HERE.

Details and announcements in regards to Dskate Montreal coming soon.