What is Tonya Harding’s greatest skating achievement?
She has had many – which is the “greatest” is up to you… She won both the 1991 and 1994 U. S. Figure Skating Championships. (She was however stripped of her 1994 medal in the aftermath of the Nancy Kerrigan incident.) Tonya also won a silver medal in the 1991 World Figure Skating Championship.
She is also famous as the first American woman skater to successfully complete a triple axel during competition.
What is a triple axel?
A triple axel is an exceedingly difficult jump rarely performed by figure skaters. (Incidentally, it is not, as some people believe, spelled “axle.” It is named after Norwegian figure skater Axel Paulsen, who created and first performed the jump now known as the single axel.) A triple axel requires three and one-half body rotations in the air, followed by a smooth landing – a truly amazing feat of skating.
Where does Tonya Harding live?
Tonya lives in a small town in Washington state. For privacy reasons, she avoids giving specifics.
How old is Tonya?
Tonya was born on November 12, 1970, so she is now 49 years old.
Is she married?
Yes, she married Joseph Jens Price in 2010. Incidentally, she now usually goes by her married name of Tonya Price in everyday life. In public appearances, of course, she is still, and always will be, known as Tonya Harding.
Does she have any children?
Yes, she has one son, Gordon Price, who was born on February 19, 2011.
How does Tonya make a living?
Right now, Tonya is a full-time “stay at home mom” who devotes all of her energy to her family. She is sometimes paid for public appearances when she makes them.
How can I meet Tonya in person?
Tonya gets dozens of requests to meet or talk from fans every week. It would be impossible for her to have such meetings. In this, she is like most people with “celebrity” status. Besides, she is a very private person and prefers to spend most of her time in a close circle of family and friends.
She does, however, make occasional public appearances. As soon as they are scheduled, you’ll be able to find out about them on this site. You are welcome to attend public appearances, and if she is signing autographs or meeting people in a similar manner, you are welcome to join in. But please respect her privacy.
Where can I send (postal) mail to Tonya Harding?
For reasons just stated, Tonya does not maintain a “fan mail address.” She would never be able to read all the mail anyway, and accepting packages would be a security risk.
Can I send a message to Tonya online?
Yes – you can leave her a message on her Facebook page. Please be advised she generally is unable to give individual answers. Also, the page is moderated by a moderator and/or a webmaster who eliminate inappropriate content immediately–Tonya never sees them.
Does Tonya still skate?
Yes, she still enjoys skating several days a week, but only in private.
Where will Tonya’s next public appearance be?
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, all of Tonya’s public appearances have been canceled until further notice. Of course, this will change once the lockdown is over and public events can be held. Her appearances will be shown both on this site and on her Facebook page. Stay tuned!