Emma Kivioja (22) & Erik Pellnor (19) are a brand new senior ice dance workforce who will signify Sweden this season.
Inform us about your particular person skating journeys, together with any early particular recollections.
Emma Kivioja (EK): I began skating in Mörrums Determine skating Membership once I was 4 years previous. My mother and father put me in skating faculty after which I continued.
Erik Pellnor (EP): My journey began once I was 8 years previous when my mother and father needed me to learn to skate. I later came upon I like to carry out and, on the ice, there’s near no limits! Because of 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 steered that we must 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 once I’ve seen them on competitions, it’s such a good looking sport.
EP: As I used to be enhancing in singles, I seen my largest 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 via dance. One summer time, me and Emma tried a bit of 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 moreover singles. Late this spring we determined to modify 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 couple of occasions yearly throughout coaching. We’ve got been pals for a very long time now and some time again our coach needed 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 together with your new accomplice?
EK: To this point, 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 whole physique. There are plenty of challenges, however we’re all the time there to help one another.
What experiences do every of you carry 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 laborious employees with regards to 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 certain be capable to use our combating 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 parts within the packages.
EP: The largest adjustment for me is that we’ve to suppose alike. I’ve by no means most well-liked to work in a workforce since I prefer 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 trustworthy opinions.
Inform us about your coaching web site.
We practice 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 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.
For those who might have a lesson with any ice dancer previous/current, who would it not be? Why?
EK: There are too many good groups that I like, I couldn’t decide one!
EP: It will be actually cool to have one session with Tessa Advantage and or Scott Moir. They have been such an achieved workforce and complimented one another very properly. It will be nice to learn to carry out similar to them.
What’s every of you wanting ahead to most this skating season? What might be your largest problem(s)?
EK: I sit up for our first competitors and coaching collectively basically. I feel the most important problem for us is that every thing is new to each of us, nevertheless it’s so enjoyable and provoking to do that journey with Erik.
EP: I feel I largely sit up for skating in full costume in competitors. It will likely be such a enjoyable expertise to compete with one other individual and to be so engrossed in our packages. I feel the most important problem might 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 workforce?
EK: We’ve been working actually laborious this summer time and we’ve gotten good help from all our coaches and households. I’m very excited to start out competing and present our packages!
EP: We’re presently experimenting with what themes and feelings we wish to specific in our packages and we actually hope it will likely be entertaining for the viewers (and the judges).