Dskate Hockey is proud to announce the launch of inaugural Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic, presented by Novo Nordisk, a hockey tournament exclusively for players living with Type 1 Diabetes.
After years of working to make this a reality, we are extremely excited to offer a platform for our #T1DHockey players to showcase their skills! Fulfilling a long-time dream to see an ALL-T1D hockey team hit the ice, we are proud to offer space for up to 16 ALL-T1D hockey teams. With room for 17 players per team (including 9 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies), Dskate aims to ice a competitively balanced group of teams that will allow T1D hockey players and their families to celebrate our growing community and a chance to show the world how incredible they are.
Taking place from Wednesday, November 13, 2019, through Friday, November 15, 2019 @ Canlan Ice York, located on-campus at York University (a short drive from downtown Toronto), Dskate is pleased to offer 4 entry categories for participation: U17 (2002, 2003, 2004), U14 (2005, 2006), U12 (2007, 2008) and U10 (2009, 2010). Each player/team will play a guaranteed minimum of 4 games.
We are also pleased to note that we will be hosting a Dskate U Education Program on World Diabetes Day; November 14, 2019.
Courtesy of our incredible partners from Novo Nordisk and Medtronic, Dskate is thrilled to announce that REGISTRATION IS FREE for all T1D hockey players who wish to participate in this tournament. (*Please note that registration and confirmation are required to participate and that there is a small cancellation fee for any withdrawals.)
Please see below for additional information
DAY 1: November 13, 2019: Practice sessions (AM), Round Robin (PM)
DAY 2: November 14, 2019: Opening Ceremonies (AM), Round Robin (AM/PM)
DAY 3: November 15, 2019: Playoffs (AM), Championships, Closing Ceremonies (PM)
989 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON M3J 3M4
Canlan Ice Sports-York is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose, entertainment and recreational facility that services communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Conveniently located right on the York University Campus, our facility houses 6 ice surfaces all under one roof, with two meeting/conference rooms, a large bar & grill and a full service Sports-Shop.
Dskate is proud to offer FREE REGISTRATION for all T1D players who wish to participate. Courtesy of incredible partners, we are pleased to provide this opportunity for all of our T1D hockey players who wish to participate.
Jersey Kits: The only cost for participation will be the souvenir jersey kits (featuring Home + Away jerseys and socks). Price and design details will be released shortly.
Commitment: In order to assure the tournament has enough players and teams, each player must agree to commit to participation. If a player drops out or cancels, they will be charged the cost of the Jersey Kit.
In order to register your player to participate in the Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic, please complete the registration form at the bottom of the page (click REGISTER below).
U10: Players born in 2009 and 2010 are eligible to register
U12: Players born in 2007 and 2008 are eligible to register
U14: Players born in 2005 and 2006 are eligible to register
U17: Players born in 2002, 2003 and 2004 are eligible to register
In order to qualify to register for a place on one of the Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic teams, please confirm you meet the following eligibility criteria:
As we are bringing together many hockey players who have never played together before (not counting Dskate Programs!), teams for the tournament will be split based on skill levels and hockey-related details (as requested in the registration form found below). Our goal is to bring together as many T1D hockey players as possible while spreading out the skill levels so that each and every player enjoys a chance to play and celebrate being a T1D hockey player!
Players may request to be paired with other (registered) players, though Dskate cannot guarantee all requests will be met (for sake of balancing rosters/categories)
Teams: 4 teams per category
Forwards: 9 forward positions are available per team
Defensemen: 6 defensemen positions are available per team
Goalies: 2 goalie positions are available per team
With 16 teams, comes the need for 16 coaches! Dskate is in need of volunteer coaches to coach our T1D teams at the tournament. If you have experience coaching and are interested to serve a Head or Assistant coach at the Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic, please contact us immediately at the coordinates below:
VOLUNTEER TO COACH > EMAIL DSKATE NOW
During the Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic, our wonderful partners from Medtronic will be providing each team with a certified diabetes educator on each bench. Having a dedicated health care professional on-hand will allow each team the opportunity to fully focus on the game at hand.
We are eager to offer our world reknowned Dskate U Diabetes Education Program taking place on World Diabetes Day, Thursday, November 14, 2019. The Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic Dskate U Education Program, presented by Medtronic, will take place at the Canlan Ice York facility and will feature presentations, breakout sessions and more... Details, presenters and schedule will be available in October.
Hotel partners are currently being finalized. All registered participating players of the Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic will be provided exclusive discounted rates to any and all partner hotels for the duration of the tournament. Hotel partners and details will be released shortly.
If you are interested in supporting the Dskate World Diabetes Day Hockey Classic, please contact us > HERE
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