Emma Kivioja (22) & Erik Pellnor (19) are a brand new senior ice dance crew who will signify Sweden this season.
Inform us about your particular person skating journeys, together with any early particular reminiscences.
Emma Kivioja (EK): I began skating in Mörrums Determine skating Membership once I was 4 years outdated. My dad and mom put me in skating college after which I continued.
Erik Pellnor (EP): My journey began once I was 8 years outdated when my dad and mom wished me to discover ways to skate. I later discovered I like to carry out and, on the ice, there may be near no limits! Due to my singles profession, I’ve had the alternatives of seeing the world and competing on a number of championships. As well as, I’ve made many good buddies as effectively!
What drew you to ice dance?
EK: Erik and I had been at a summer time camp as single skaters and our coach prompt that we must always skate collectively only for enjoyable and that’s the place my ideas about ice dance started. I’ve at all times admired the ice dancers once I’ve seen them on competitions, it’s such an exquisite sport.
EP: As I used to be enhancing in singles, I seen my greatest energy is performing and I actually take pleasure in doing choreography on the ice. I’ve at all times had a ardour for music and expressing my feelings by means of dance. One summer time, me and Emma tried just a little ice dance for the enjoyable of it. After that week each of us noticed how stunning this sport actually is.
Inform us how your partnership began.
EK: Our partnership got here pure since we’ve been skating collectively as single skaters and making an attempt ice dance workout routines collectively for enjoyable in addition to singles. Late this spring we determined to change to ice dance.
EP: Me and Emma met one another the primary time in Linköping throughout a coaching camp 10 years in the past. From that time on, we noticed one another just a few occasions yearly throughout coaching. Now we have been buddies for a very long time now and some time again our coach wished us to attempt to skate collectively. This spring we determined to decide to our passions and begin our ice dance journey for actual.
What’s it that you simply already like most about dancing together with your new associate?
EK: To date, I like the sensation of skating collectively, having the ability to talk and specific myself on the ice. I feel we talk rather well on and off the ice which makes it very enjoyable.
EP: I like that we get to encourage one another throughout apply and it actually makes you’re employed 100% on a regular basis. We additionally get to enhance our interpretation of music and work on getting full management of our total physique. There are a variety of challenges, however we’re at all times there to assist one another.
What experiences do every of you convey to the partnership?
EK: None of us have any expertise in ice dance however each of us have been on worldwide competitions and nationals as single skaters. We’re each exhausting staff in terms of coaching and we cheer on one another when issues are robust.
EP: Each of us have skated at a excessive stage in singles, nevertheless none of us are skilled in ice dance but. We are going to for positive have the ability to use our preventing spirit since we’re used to taking over challenges and overcoming failure!
What has been the most important adjustment for every of you to date within the partnership?
EK: Studying the way to skate collectively, lifts and all the opposite components within the packages.
EP: The most important adjustment for me is that we now have to assume alike. I’ve by no means most well-liked to work in a crew since I wish to have the management myself. Nonetheless, as a result of me and Emma are actually shut buddies we’re snug with sharing our emotions and our trustworthy opinions.
Inform us about your coaching web site.
We prepare in Mörrum, Sweden with our coach from single skating, Susanne Olsson. To obtain steerage and assist, we go to Neil Brown and Maurizio Margaglio in Helsinki, Finland.
Who’re your coaches? Who’s choreographing your packages?
For ice apply our coaches are Susanne Olsson, Neil Brown and Maurizio Margaglio. For off-ice we get assist from STAC and Anna Dettner. Neil Brown has choreographed each of our packages.
If you happen to may have a lesson with any ice dancer previous/current, who wouldn’t it be? Why?
EK: There are too many good groups that I like, I couldn’t choose one!
EP: It might be actually cool to have one session with Tessa Advantage and or Scott Moir. They had been such an achieved crew and complimented one another very effectively. It might be nice to discover ways to carry out similar to them.
What’s every of you wanting ahead to most this skating season? What can be your greatest problem(s)?
EK: I sit up for our first competitors and coaching collectively basically. I feel the most important problem for us is that the whole lot is new to each of us, however it’s so enjoyable and galvanizing to do that journey with Erik.
EP: I feel I largely sit up for skating in full costume in competitors. Will probably be such a enjoyable expertise to compete with one other particular person and to be so engrossed in our packages. I feel the most important problem can be to go from common singles skates to ice dance skates.
What’s your debut competitors this season?
We don’t know but what competitors goes to be our first, however it will likely be this autumn.
Please share something you want to our readers to learn about you as a crew?
EK: We’ve been working actually exhausting this summer time and we now have gotten good assist from all our coaches and households. I’m very excited to start out competing and present our packages!
EP: We’re at the moment experimenting with what themes and feelings we need to specific in our packages and we actually hope it will likely be entertaining for the viewers (and the judges).