Coach of the Year: Christy KrallEvery year the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) recognizes exceptional coaching achievement through the annual EDI awards. 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.
Paul McGrath Choreographer of the Year Award: Tom Dickson
(Source for the above: Lynn Rutherford's Twitter)
@ProfSk8rsAssoc tweeted last night:
"Developmental Coach of the Year Tammy Gambill #psa75chicago" http://pic.twitter.com/FTtSqM7hHb
Gambill coached 2013 U.S. Junior Men's champ Vincent Zhou and Novice Ladies' champ Tyler Pierce as well as Shotaro Omori to his U.S. Junior Men's silver and Junior Worlds bronze and Amy Lin to her U.S. Novice silver medal (plus many others at the Junior and lower levels). Gambill also won this award last year and now has won it 3 times total.
Pieter Kollen Sport Science Award for use of scientific technology in figure skating: Christy Krall
The Betty Berens Award: Darin Hosier
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.
Sonja Henie Award: Tanith Belbin
(Tweeted by @ProfSk8rsAssoc last night)
Presented to a female, professional skater who has brought recognition to the sport in a positive and favorable manner.
Gustave Lussi Award: Michael Weiss
Presented to a male, professional skater who has brought recognition to the sport in a positive and favorable manner.
F. Ritter Shumway Award: Benjamin Wright
Presented to a person who has earned distinction for unending dedication and significant contribution to the world of figure skating.