/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canada's only Hockey Camp for Children with Diabetes Kicks Off/

TORONTO, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Dskate Hockey Program kicks off their Hockey Camp program in Milton, Ontario on Monday, July 24, 2017 – a hockey program dedicated to young players living with diabetes. The goal of the program is to help young athletes achieve a greater quality-of-life, while discovering their limitless potential to succeed.  Each year, the camp offers professional hockey skills training for children with diabetes, along with diabetes management education with a goal to develop empowered and excited kids, taking care of their own diabetes that feel like they are not so different from everyone else.


  • Dr. Michael Riddell, Senior Scientist at LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology and Professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science and the Muscle Health Research Centre at York University.

  • Dessi Zaharieva, PhD candidate in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science and the Muscle Health Research Centre at York University.

  • DSkate program participants (both children and their parents) will also be available for interviews.

  • Cory Conacher, NHL Hockey Player living with Type 1 diabetes will be at the camp Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.

Interviews are available between 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


Milton Sports Centre

605 Santa Maria Blvd.

Milton, Ontario | L9T 6J5 


DSkate is a unique hockey program offering a hockey + diabetes sports education program which brings together elite-level professionals and individuals living with diabetes. The program unites the various components involved in diabetes management to support exercise and nutritional programming for increased activity and improved quality of life.

Ascensia Diabetes Care and Medtronic are the education sponsors.

Related Links: www.dskatehockey.com


For further information: or to set up an interview, please contact: Genevieve Brown, genevieve@rminds.ca, 416-254-4154; Ellen Woodger, ellen.woodger@sympatico.ca, 416-483-2358

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