The 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 Education and Dedication International (EDI) Awards.
One winner was chosen from each category; Men’s, Ladies, Pairs, Dance, and Synchronized to honor and recognize the outstanding efforts of these skaters. The award is based on the "total performance" with an eye to costuming, presentation, music selection, choreography, style, and technique. Winners were determined by a committee present at nationals that reviewed all long and short programs at the junior and senior levels for each discipline.
Ice Dancing: Winner - Meryl Davis & Charlie White (Senior Free Dance)
Coaches - Marina Zoueva & Oleg Epstein
Choreographer - Marina Zoueva
Music – “Notre-Dame de Paris” by Riccardo Cocciante and Luc Plamondon
A formal presentation of these awards will take place during U.S. Figure Skating’s Champs Camp later this year.