New Group Collection: Emma Kivioja & Erik Pellnor

Emma Kivioja (22) & Erik Pellnor (19) are a brand new senior ice dance workforce 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Emma Kivioja (EK): I began skating in Mörrums Determine skating Membership after I was 4 years outdated.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Erik Pellnor (EP): My journey began after I was 8 years outdated when my mother and father needed me to discover ways to skate.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 buddies as properly!

What drew you to ice dance?
EK: Erik and I had been at a summer time camp as single skaters and our coach recommended that we should 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 after I’ve seen them on competitions, it’s such an attractive 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 at all times had a ardour for music and expressing my feelings by dance. One summer time, me and Emma tried somewhat 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 workout routines collectively for enjoyable apart from 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 number of occasions yearly throughout coaching. We’ve been buddies 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 simply already like most about dancing together with your new accomplice?
EK: Thus far, I like the sensation of skating collectively, with the ability to talk and specific myself on the ice. I believe we talk rather well on and off the ice which makes it very enjoyable. 

EP: I like that we get to inspire 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 a variety of challenges, however we’re at all times there to help 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 arduous staff relating to coaching and we cheer on one another when issues are robust.

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 preventing spirit since we’re used to taking over challenges and overcoming failure!

What has been the largest adjustment for every of you up to now within the partnership?
EK: Studying easy methods to skate collectively, lifts and all the opposite parts within the packages. 

EP: The largest adjustment for me is that we have now to suppose alike. I’ve by no means most popular to work in a workforce since I wish to have the management myself. Nonetheless, 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 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 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 packages. 

If you happen to 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 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 workforce and complimented one another very properly. 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 shall be your largest problem(s)?
EK: I look ahead to our first competitors and coaching collectively generally. I believe the largest problem for us is that all the things is new to each of us, but it surely’s so enjoyable and provoking to do that journey with Erik. 

EP: I believe I principally look ahead to skating in full costume in competitors. Will probably be such a enjoyable expertise to compete with one other individual and to be so engrossed in our packages. I believe the largest problem shall 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 will probably be this autumn. 

Please share something you prefer to our readers to learn about you as a workforce?
EK: We’ve been working actually arduous this summer time and we have now gotten good help from all our coaches and households. I’m very excited to start out competing and present our packages! 

EP: We’re at present experimenting with what themes and feelings we wish to specific in our packages and we actually hope will probably be entertaining for the viewers (and the judges).