The Professional Skaters Association will recognize the PSA Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2022 during the Edi Awards dinner on May 26, 2022, in Chicago. The Figure Skating Coaches Hall of Fame is the highest award of recognition by the PSA and recognizes a lifetime of accomplishment in coaching.
The PSA inducted five members into the Hall of Fame this year: Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, Otto Gold, Homer Hagedorn and Mitch Moyer.
Dubreuil and Lauzon opened a skating school in 2010 and trained several ice dance teams to the 2014, 2018 and 2022 Olympic Winter Games. They were awarded the PSA Coach of the Year in 2018 and 2021.
Gold was a men’s singles skater who coached Sonja Henie during the 1935 World Championships. He was a fixture in the summer skating scene in Lake Placid, New York, where he worked with American skaters like Dorothy Hamill.
Hagedorn served as U.S. Figure Skating’s Chair of the Strategic and Long-Range Planning Committee in the late 20th century. He also represented the organization on the ISI Board of Directors for nearly two decades. In 1995, Hagedorn led the Coaches Certification and Education Committee to help determine if the PSA was the most credible organization to deliver figure skating coaches’ education.
Moyer, the first coach hired by U.S. Figure Skating as the Senior Director, Athletic High Performance, works with skaters on Team USA and the International Selection Pool to develop programming that pipelines skaters into the elite level.
At the awards dinner, the PSA will also recognize the winners of the Edi Awards for best performances at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. One winner was chosen from each category — men’s, ladies, pairs, dance, 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. A committee reviewed all long and short programs at the junior and senior levels for each discipline.
The following are the winners of the 2022 best performances at a national championship:
Best Performance Ladies
Mariah Bell — Championship ladies free skate program
PSA coaches — Rafael Arutunian, Adam Rippon, Vera Arutunian
Choreographer — Shae-Lynn Bourne
Music selection — “Hallelujah” by k.d. lang
Costume designer — Jan Longmire
Best Performance Men
Ilia Malinin — Championship men’s free skate program
PSA coaches — Tatyana Malinina, Roman Skorniakov, Rafael Arutunian
Choreographer — Irina Romanova
Music selection — “Nobody Knows” by Autograf and “Golden Age” by Woodkid
Costume design — Victoria Nekrilova from Marusia design studio
Best Performance Pairs
Ashley Cain-Gribble/Timothy LeDuc — Championship pairs free skate program
PSA coaches — Peter Cain, Darlene Cain, Nina Mozer
Choreographer — Pasquale Camerlengo
Music selection — “Dance For Me Wallace,” “Charms” from the W.E. soundtrack
Costume design — Denise Freye, Darlene Cain
Best Performance Ice Dance
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue — Championship free dance program
PSA coaches — Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Pascal Denis, Romain Haguenaur, Josée Piché, Benjamin Brisebois
Choreographers — Marie-France Dubreuil, Scott Moir
Music selection — ‘Drowning” by Anne Sila
Costume design — Josiane Lamond for Madison; Susan Hubbell for Zachary
Best Performance Synchronized Skating
Haydenettes — Championship free skate program
PSA coaches — Saga Krantz, Lee Chandler, Ashley Tomich
Choreographer — Saga Krantz
Music selection — “Hold On To Tomorrow” (feat. Metropole Orkest) — Brennan Heart & Christon
Costume design — Yumi Couture