The senior Irish national figure skating team head to Sofia, Bulgaria this week (28-29 November) to participate in the Denkova-Staviski Cup.
Sam McAllister (20) and Conor Stakelum (25) are both entered in the senior men's category at the competition. At last month's Halloween Cup in Budapest, Hungary, Stakelum finished 6th and McAllister came 8th. This is the second year in a row both skaters will compete at the Denkova-Staviski Cup. Last season McAllister won the junior title at the event, while Stakelum finished 10th in seniors.
Both athletes will skate their short programmes on Wednesday 28 November. They will conclude their competition with the free skating on Thursday 29 November.
Denkova-Staviski Cup Official Website: http://www.clubdenkovastaviski.com/cup_denkova_staviski.html
Sam McAllister ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00101056.htm
Conor Stakelum ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054307.htm