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McAllister Returns To The Ice At Budapest Trophy

A mere 598 days since his last competition Sam McAllister (23) is back on competition ice this week at the Budapest Trophy (14-17 October) in Hungary.

McAllister’s last competitive appearance was at the Irish Figure Skating Championships in 2020 when he won his second Senior title and he is relishing the opportunity of performing again.

“I am looking forward to going out to Hungary and enjoying  my first competition back after no competitions for 18 months.”

While he has not been able to compete, McAllister has been using the time to work hard on improvements to the technical aspect of his skating.

“I have recently got three Level 4 Spins and I would be really happy if I could do them in either of my performances that would be a great achievement for me.”

McAllister will skate in the short programme tomorrow afternoon (14 October) and in the free skating on Friday afternoon (15 October). The Budapest Trophy will be streamed live on the Hungarian National Skating Federation’s YouTube channel.