New Crew Sequence: Emma Kivioja & Erik Pellnor

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Emma Kivioja (EK): I began skating in Mörrums Determine skating Membership after I was 4 years outdated. My mother and father put me in skating faculty after which I continued. 

Erik Pellnor (EP): My journey began after I was 8 years outdated when my mother and father wished me to discover ways to skate. I later came upon I like to carry out and, on the ice, there’s 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 pals as properly!

What drew you to ice dance?
EK: Erik and I have been at a summer time camp as single skaters and our coach prompt that we should always skate collectively only for enjoyable and that’s the place my ideas about ice dance started. I’ve all the time admired the ice dancers after I’ve seen them on competitions, it’s such a wonderful sport. 

EP: As I used to be bettering in singles, I observed my greatest power is performing and I actually get pleasure from doing choreography on the ice. I’ve all the time had a ardour for music and expressing my feelings by dance. One summer time, me and Emma tried a little bit 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 attempting ice dance workouts 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 a number of occasions yearly throughout coaching. We’ve got been pals for a very long time now and some time again our coach wished us to try 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 just already like most about dancing along with your new accomplice?
EK: To date, I like the sensation of skating collectively, with the ability to talk and specific myself on the ice. I feel we talk very well on and off the ice which makes it very enjoyable. 

EP: I like that we get to encourage one another throughout observe 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 lots of challenges, however we’re all the time there to assist one another. 

What experiences do every of you deliver 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 employees on the subject of coaching and we cheer on one another when issues are powerful.

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 be capable of 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 thus far within the partnership?
EK: Studying skate collectively, lifts and all the opposite components within the applications. 

EP: The largest adjustment for me is that we have now to assume alike. I’ve by no means most popular to work in a crew since I wish to have the management myself. Nonetheless, as a result of me and Emma are actually shut pals we’re comfy with sharing our emotions and our sincere opinions.

Inform us about your coaching web site.
We prepare in Mörrum, Sweden with our coach from single skating, Susanne Olsson. To obtain steering and assist, we go to Neil Brown and Maurizio Margaglio in Helsinki, Finland. 

Who’re your coaches?  Who’s choreographing your applications?
For ice observe 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 applications. 

When you might 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 could be actually cool to have one session with Tessa Advantage and or Scott Moir. They have been such an completed crew and complimented one another very properly. It could be nice to discover ways to carry out identical to them. 

What’s every of you wanting ahead to most this skating season? What will probably 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 all the pieces 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. It is going to be such a enjoyable expertise to compete with one other particular person and to be so engrossed in our applications. I feel the most important problem will probably 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 desire to our readers to find out about you as a crew?
EK: We’ve been working actually exhausting this summer time and we have now gotten good assist from all our coaches and households. I’m very excited to start out competing and present our applications! 

EP: We’re presently experimenting with what themes and feelings we need to specific in our applications and we actually hope it will likely be entertaining for the viewers (and the judges).