New Crew Sequence: Emma Kivioja & Erik Pellnor

Emma Kivioja (22) & Erik Pellnor (19) are a brand new senior ice dance staff who will characterize 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 dad and mom put me in skating faculty after which I continued. 

Erik Pellnor (EP): My journey began once I was 8 years previous when my dad and mom needed me to learn 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 nicely!

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 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 once I’ve seen them on competitions, it’s such a wonderful sport. 

EP: As I used to be bettering in singles, I observed my largest power is performing and I actually take pleasure in 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 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 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 instances yearly throughout coaching. We’ve got been buddies for a very long time now and some time again our coach needed 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 this point, I like the sensation of skating collectively, having the ability to talk and categorical 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 follow 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 quite a lot of challenges, however we’re all the time there to assist 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 arduous 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’ll for positive be capable to use our preventing spirit since we’re used to taking over challenges and overcoming failure!

What has been the largest adjustment for every of you thus far within the partnership?
EK: Studying the way to skate collectively, lifts and all the opposite parts within the packages. 

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

Inform us about your coaching website.
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 follow 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 may 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 completed staff and complimented one another very nicely. It will be nice to learn to carry out identical to them. 

What’s every of you wanting ahead to most this skating season? What might be your largest problem(s)?
EK: I stay up for our first competitors and coaching collectively basically. I feel the largest 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 stay 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 packages. I feel the largest 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 is going to be this autumn. 

Please share something you prefer to our readers to find out about you as a staff?
EK: We’ve been working actually arduous this summer time and we’ve gotten good assist 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 need to categorical in our packages and we actually hope it is going to be entertaining for the viewers (and the judges).