Canadiens offer hockey camp for kids with diabetes
Dskate aims to help children between the ages of 5 and 18 better manage their diabetes through physical activity
A unique hockey camp for children living with Type 1 diabetes aims to teach kids how to better manage their disease on and off the ice. The special edition Dskate camp is part of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey School program. According to the Canadian Pediatric Society, approximately 33,000 children between the ages of 5 and 18 are living with Type 1 diabetes.
The camp is specially designed to teach children and their families about diabetes and bring sports and health professionals together under one roof.
The cost for the subsidized week-long program is $209.99, compared to approximately $550 for the regular hockey camp, and includes lunch, a uniform (jersey, socks, T-shirt and shorts), souvenir photo, monitoring of children’s diabetic information, presentations by hockey and medical professionals, as well as ice time and coaching.
The camp will take place Aug. 21 to 25 at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Participants will be monitored by hockey instructors, medical staff, kinesiology professionals and nutritionists all specialized in emergency intervention and hockey coaching. For more information, visit nhl.com/canadiens/community/dskate.