Tonya and Nancy
Have you all heard about the new biopic that is being released in theaters called I, Tonya? If not, it’s a movie that is getting a lot of Oscar buzz for Margot Robbie, who plays Tonya Harding. It’s almost been 23 years since the “whack heard around the world” when Tonya’s ex-husband planned an attack on Nancy Kerrigan. I’ve watched several documentaries about this subject, and it’s definitely one of the most memorable figure skating moments in our history.
Several years ago, my friend K and I skated a Tonya and Nancy duet for a local competition. It was such a blast to perform, and we had fully intended on bringing it back last year. Due to other commitments and conflicts, we didn’t end up performing it again. But a new opportunity presented itself recently.
Each September, our rink’s coaches start planning for our holiday show. This year’s theme was The Olympics since it is an Olympic year. K and I decided that this would be the year that we resurrect our program and perform it for our holiday show.
We’ve tweaked it and made it even funnier, and I can’t wait to skate it. I’ll try to get someone to take a video so I can share it with you all.