Sam McAllister Competing At Volvo Open

In his third competition of the season, Sam McAllister will be representing Ireland at the Volvo Open Cup in Riga, Latvia this Thursday and Friday (8-9 November).

This season has seen the Ballymoney, Co. Antrim native take a big step up to compete fully in the senior ranks. September saw him participate in the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Canada where he finished 17th. At the Halloween Cup in Budapest, Hungary last month, he broke into the top 10 at the event by coming 8th.

“This has been my first season competing entirely as a senior and I have already learned so much,” McAllister said. “I am looking forward to building on that in Latvia this week.”

McAllister will skate in the short programme (from 18:20 Irish time) on Thursday 8 November and in the free skating (from 19:30 Irish time) on Friday 9 November. The competition will be streamed live at and you can follow the results here.