New Staff Collection: Emma Kivioja & Erik Pellnor

Emma Kivioja (22) & Erik Pellnor (19) are a brand new senior ice dance staff who will symbolize 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Emma Kivioja (EK): I began skating in Mörrums Determine skating Membership once I was 4 years outdated.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Erik Pellnor (EP): My journey began once I was 8 years outdated when my dad and mom wished me to learn to skate. I later discovered 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 effectively!

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 ravishing 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 all the time had a ardour for music and expressing my feelings by means of dance. One summer time, me and Emma tried a bit ice dance for the enjoyable of it. After that week each of us noticed how lovely 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 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 just a few 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 companion?
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 inspire 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 complete 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 exhausting employees in relation to coaching and we cheer on one another when issues are powerful.

EP: Each of us have skated at a excessive stage in singles, nonetheless none of us are skilled in ice dance but. We’ll for positive be capable to use our combating 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 tips on how to skate collectively, lifts and all the opposite components within the applications. 

EP: The most important adjustment for me is that we’ve got 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 pals we’re comfy with sharing our emotions and our trustworthy opinions.

Inform us about your coaching website.
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 applications?
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 applications. 

In case you 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 choose one! 

EP: It could be actually cool to have one session with Tessa Advantage and or Scott Moir. They have been such an achieved staff and complimented one another very effectively. It could be nice to learn to carry out similar to them. 

What’s every of you trying ahead to most this skating season? What will likely be your greatest problem(s)?
EK: I stay up for our first competitors and coaching collectively generally. I feel the largest problem for us is that all the things is new to each of us, nevertheless it’s so enjoyable and galvanizing to do that journey with Erik. 

EP: I feel I largely stay 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 applications. I feel the largest problem will likely 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 desire to our readers to find out about you as a staff?
EK: We’ve been working actually exhausting this summer time and we’ve got gotten good assist from all our coaches and households. I’m very excited to start out competing and present our applications! 

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