Professional Skaters Association Announces Winners of the 2013 EDI Awards

(6/11/13) - The Professional Skaters Association (PSA) announced the winners of the annual EDI Awards at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare on Friday, May 24, 2013.

The Education and Dedication International (EDI) Awards are named after the late World and Olympic coach, Edi Scholdan, who died in the 1961 world team plane crash. Scholdan was the first president of the PSA and inspiration for the awards, which recognize exceptional achievement in the sport of figure skating.


Joint PSA and U.S. Figure Skating EDI Awards


Coach of the Year Award
Award Winner: Christy Krall

Paul McGrath Choreographer of the Year Award
Award Winner: Tom Dickson

Developmental Coach of the Year Award
Award Winner: Tammy Gambill

Pieter Kollen Sport Science Coaching Award
Award Winner: Christy Krall


PSA EDI Awards


Sonja Henie Award
Presented to a female, professional skater who has brought recognition to the sport in a positive and favorable manner.
Award Winner: Tanith Belbin

Gustave Lussi Award
Presented to a male, professional skater who has brought recognition to the sport in a positive and favorable manner.
Award Winner: Michael Weiss

The F. Ritter Shumway Award
Presented to a person who has earned distinction for unending dedication and significant contribution to the world of figure skating.
Award Winner: Ben Wright

Jimmy Disbrow Distinguished Official Award
Award Winner: Wendy Enzmann

The Betty Berens Award
Presented to a coach who has overcome adversity-physical or emotional-and who has continued in dedication and perseverance to serve their profession with dignity and fortitude.
Award Winner: Darin Hosier

Joe Serafine Volunteer of the Year Award
Award Winner: Denise Williamson

Fritz Dietl National Award for Ice Arena Excellence
Award Winner: Colorado Springs World Arena Ice Hall

Action Photo of the Year Award
Award Winner: Mark Walentiny

Honorary Member/Lifetime Achievement Award
Award Winner: Ricky Harris

The awards were presented at the 2013 PSA International Conference, Trade Show, and Reunion celebrating the 75th anniversary of PSA. Paul Wylie and Susie Wynne hosted the annual awards gala, "The Edi's."

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