That Time Tonya Harding Skated to the 'Jurassic Park' Theme Song

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Tonya Harding of the USA competes in the Free Skate portion of the Women's Figure Skating competition of the 1994 Winter Olympics on Feb. 25, 1994 at the Hamar Olympic Hall in Lillehammer, Norway. 

Starting at the Winter Olympics next month, figure skaters will no longer be limited to lyric-free songs. The rule change, which some have already swiftly put into action, could lead to a more modern take on the historically classical sport.

In honor of the new rule change, here’s a throwback to when skaters had to get a little more inventive to inject some pop culture into their performance. In 1994, U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding became embroiled in the sport's most scandalous moment: the attack of her rival Nancy Kerrigan. You can watch all the drama unfold in the awards-season favorite I, Tonya, but before all that, Harding was simply one of the best figure skaters in the world and she needed a T-Rex-sized tune to match her moves.

During that time, Harding creatively used the Jurassic Park theme song for her set -- a performance that also included a dramatic wardrobe controversy when her skate lace broke during the number.

You can watch the '90s glory below, and tune into the upcoming Winter Olympics starting Feb. 9.  

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