Emelie Nordqvist

Date of birth: March 30, 2004
Club: Lerums KK
Height: 153 cm
Started skating: 2008
Family: Mom Katarina, dad Per, big brother Jacob
Choreographer: Moa Lindgren
Member of: The Swedish Figure Skating Association’s Junior Team
TV favorites: Idol when there is time. But rarely watches tv.
Favorite color: Black and silver
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite drink: Fanta Lemon
Favorite music: What’s on the radio, especially Adele and Beyoncé.

The Silver Medalist from the USM 2016/2017 comes from a family where both mom and dad sported skates on their feet. Now Emelie Nordqvist is dreaming of racing in the major international championships.

Why did you start with figure skating?

“My mom has been doing figure skating, my dad has played and my brother is playing ice hockey, so I also got to start training. In the beginning I played bandy, ice hockey, and went figure skating. I ended up with ice hockey, I was quite far ahead of the others in the ride because I went figure skating as well. That’s why it was not that fun. But at least I played bandy for a couple of years. But I was always better at figure skating, and not so good at the club.

Why do you like to go skiing?

“It’s fun to compete and meet the friends on the races. Then I like to land new hope, that feeling is really lovely.

What do you think your strong pages in artwork are?

– Steps and piruettes.

What is it that made you feel good at steps and pimples?

“In the beginning I went on hockey and skating skating, maybe I got some better skating techniques then. Then I practice a lot of Landvetter steps with Team Surprise sync team. We singers train with them sometimes.

What do you need to work on?

– Hoppen. Looking at how it looks abroad, for example, the Russians jump all triplets.

Do you like to look at figure skating championships?

“Yes, but I’m nervous about watching when others go. Actually more than when I’m going to compete. It applies to everyone, including those I do not know.

What do you usually think about when you just go to the ice and compete?

– That I’m having fun and doing my best, and doing what I do on the training.

What are your coaches usually talking about?

“There are different things, but, among other things, I’m going to look” towards the circle “in landings.

What figure skier do you look up to?

– Ashley Wagner from the United States. She is very nice to watch, with such radiance. She is really good at everything.

What do you like to do otherwise in your spare time?

– I dance MTV Fusion, which is a bit like a hiphop with acrobatics. I do that twice a week, and it’s really fun. I also play soccer in Askim’s IK when I get time. Then I also like to paint.

How would your friends describe you outside the ice?

– Pretty happy, positive and optimistic. I’m hard to sit still, and always want to touch me.

What are your favorite subjects in school?

– Picture, sport and music.

What is your goal of art racing?

– To land all triplets. A dream is of course to go on the World Cup and the Olympic Games.

How are you going to get there?

– Train hard, meet other riders and get inspiration!

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Date of birth: March 30, 2004
Place of birth: Askim
Home town: Göteborg
Height: 156 cm
Started skating: 2008
Club: Lerums KK
Coaches: Girts Jekabsons, Tamara Kuchiki
Choreographers: Tamara Kuchiki
Former coaches: Carolina Stornwall, Rebecca Stornwall, Eva Schönström Wiliö, Andrea Dohány, Aksana Jolkin
Summer training: at Katrineholm (Sweden) / Champéry (Switzerland)
Winter training: 15 hours/week at Lerum (Sweden)
Member of: The Swedish Figure Skating Association Junior National Team
Selected for the national team: August 2018

Music for the 2018/2019 season

Short program: “Tears”, by Jack Patterson & Sam Romans, performed by Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson
Free skating: “Hallelujah”, by Leonard Cohen, performed by Alexandra Burke

Best results in ISU competitions since 2018/2019

Personal best: 108.80 (JGP Amber Cup 2018)
Seasonal best: 108.80 (JGP Amber Cup 2018)

Best results including other international competitions, Swedish Championships and Elite League Finals

Personal best: 137.01 (The Nordics 2019, Junior)
Seasonal best: 137.01 (The Nordics 2019, Junior)

Results in ISU Junior Grand Prix

Amber Cup 20
Overall placement 97

Results in national competitions including championships and Elite League Finals

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Swedish Championships Junior - - - - 2
Swedish Championships Novice (Girls 14) - - 2 2 -
National Championships (Girls 12) 7 2 - - -
Elite League Finals Junior - - - - 1
Elite League Finals Novice 15 - - 1 1 -
Elite League Finals Novice 13 4 2 - - -

Results in other international junior competitions

The Nordics 2
Egna Spring Trophy 11

Results in other international novice competitions

2015 2016 2017 2018
Skate Malmö (Novice 13) 2 - - -
The Nordics - - 3 8
Minsk Arena Ice Star - - 5