Max Aaron is an American skater who was born on Feb 25, 1992, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Aaron is the 2013 U.S. Men's champion.
To start us off, here's his interview with The Skating Lesson. 50 minutes of fantastic Max, talking Carmen, hockey, a broken back, the two rings he really wants (one of them is NOT what you think ;) ), life after skating and working on the whole package.
July 2015 Update
Official fan page on Facebook for Max (viewable without a Facebook account):
Max's personal Facebook page (not viewable without a Facebook account):
Max's reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Jul 16, 2013http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...igure_skating/
http://www.reddit.com/user/MaxTAaron/comments/ (to see only Max's answers)
Max's website has lapsed. Used to be http://www.max-aaron.com/ .Its webmaster is/was the same person responsible for Max's fan page on Facebook. On Mar 18, she wrote on Facebook:I am aware Max's website is down. Please bear with me until Friday. It should be back then!! Thanks for your patience :).No update since then.
Personal Best Total Score 240.22 2014 U.S. International FS Classic 2014 Personal Best Score Short Program 78.96 2014 U.S. International FS Classic 2014 Personal Best Score Free Skating 162.45 ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2013
Next Scheduled Competitions
Max is expected to compete at US Collegiates, Aug 6-8 in Pittsburgh, per the home page of the host club.
GS competition thread with links aplenty:
Incredibly honored to be selected to represent the USA at Skate America and Trophée Éric Bompard!! Can't wait for this season to start!!
8:04 PM - 15 Jun 2015
2015-16 and 2015 World Team Trophy
SP Nessun dorma by Giacomo Puccini, performed by Luciano Pavarotti; choreo. by Phillip Mills
FS Black Swan by Clint Mansell; choreo. by Phillip Mills
Max Aaron 2015 Broadmoor Open/Freezer Aerial Challenge
2015 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team):
Video of Nessun Dorma SP debut (4:19); choreo by Phillip Mills
sabinfire's HD video of Max's SP (6:25);
Video of Black Swan FS debut at World Team Trophy (8:08); choreo by Phillip Mills
Too Close exhibition (3:18)
2014-15 (not including World Team Trophy)
SP Footloose by Kenny Loggins; choreo by Mark Pillay (Max switched to Blake Shelton's cover of Footloose for his 2015 Nationals SP)
FS the Gladiator soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard; choreo. by Pasquale Camerlengo
2015 - U.S. Championships - 4th:
FS NBC video of Gladiator (4:58)
Icenetwork's video/commentary for Max's Gladiator FS at 2015 Nats (viewable without a paid IN subscription, as of Jul 1):
2014 -Rostelecom Cup - 7th
2014 - Skate Canada - 3rd
2014 - U.S. International Classic - 1st:
SP Footloose (Kenny Loggins) (6:26)
SP Score Reaction
FS score reaction.
SP Music: "Historia de un Amor" by Perez Prado
FS Carmen performed by Rodion Shchedrin and the Boston Pops Orchestra; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
Season Best Total Score 238.36 World Championships 2013 Season Best Score Short Program 78.32 ISU World Championships 2014 Season Best Score Free Skating 162.45 ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2013
2014 - World Championships - 8th
2014 - U.S. Championships - 3rd
2013 - Skate America - 3rd;
2013 - NHK Trophy - 7th
2013 - U.S. International Figure Skating Classic - 1st
SP "Tron Legacy" by Daft Punk
FS "West Side Story" zoundtrack by Leonard Bernstein
Season Best Total Score 238.36 World Championships 2013 Season Best Score Short Program 78.20 World Championships 2013 Season Best Score Free Skating 162.19 ISU Four Continents Championships 2013
2013 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team):
2013 - Four Continents Championships - 4th
2013 - World Championships - 7th
2013 - U.S. Championships - 1st
SP Tron: Legacy (7:20)
FS West Side Story (9:09)
FS practice 01-24-2013 (4:38)
2012-13 - Midwestern Sectional - 1st
FS West Side Story (5:46)
2012 - U.S. International Classic - 1st
2012 - Coupe de Nice - 2nd
SP "Oblivion" by Lucia Micarelli and "Assassin's Tango" by John Powell
FS "Tosca" by Puccini
Season Best Total Score 204.17 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy Season Best Score Short Program 65.64 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy Season Best Score Free Skating 138.53 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy
2012 - U.S. Championships - 8th:
FS Tosca (Japanese commentary)
2011-12 - Southwestern Regional - 1st; Midwestern Sectional - 1st
2011 - Nebelhorn Trophy 2011 SP (3:51)
2011 - Nebelhorn Trophy 2011 FS
2011 Glacier Falls Classic SP (2:56)
2011 Glacier Falls Classic FS (4:45)
SP "El Tango De Roxanne" by Ewan Mcgregor, Jacek Koman and Jose Feliciano
FS Vivaldi's "Winter" performed by The Vivaldi Philharmonic Orchestra and "Summer" by David Garrett
Season Best Total Score 193.92 World Junior Championships 2011 Season Best Score Short Program 66.96 World Junior Championships 2011 Season Best Score Free Skating 126.96 World Junior Championships 2011
2011 Junior Worlds SP (6:13)
2011 U.S. junior champion
2010 JGPF SP [5th place] (5:29)
2010 JGPF FS (7:30)
2010 Courchevel JGP free program (5:22)
Bronze medal with 178.00 - Courchevel / France (August 2010)
SP Once Upon a Time soundtrack
FS "Concierto de Juan Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo Vidre
2010 U.S. junior bronze medalist
SP "In the Stone" and music from the Drumline soundtrack by Maurice White, David Foster and Allee Willis
FS "Godfather Love Theme" by Nino Rota
2007 Skate Detroit SP
SP Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A" performed by Maksim Mrvica
FS the Gladiator soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
FS The Sea Hawk soundtrack by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
2006 U.S. intermediate bronze medalist
FS Les Miserables soundtrack
2005 U.S. juvenile champion
Vintage footage of a very young Max performing -- with and without Scott Hamilton -- in a Stars On Ice show. Mini-Max was playing the role of Scott Hamilton as a boy.
The cute clips were included in a Road to Sochi piece. It also has a snippet of the youngest version of Hockey Max that I can recall.
Exhibitions, Galas, and Shows
2013 Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular held in Jamestown N.Y. on Dec. 14
It's a Man's World by James Brown
2013 World Team Trophy EX (Max's entrance is classic)
Jeff Beck's Brush with the Blues, and Ram Jam's Black Betty
Ice Dreams show Jun 2013 Oakland[INDENT]- Ice Dreams Tour opening @Oakland (1:33)
Everybody Dance Now
Ice Dreams Oakland 2013 Finale (5:55)
Give Me Everything by Pitbull
Ice Dreams (May 2013) in Jamestown N.Y
Ice Dreams (2013) in Jamestown N.Y. rehearsal montage (9:21)
Max Aaron (2013) Skates at Jamestown N.Y. (interview and performance of "Too Close" by Alex Clare
Holiday Dreams on Ice, 2012 Dec
Johnny Weir Holiday Dreams on Ice Rehearsals (for the group) Part 1 - "Auld Lang Syne"(7:16)https://youtu.be/sVXOUcfQsxU
Johnny Weir Holiday Dreams on Ice Rehearsals (for the group) Part 2 (0:53)
IN photo gallery
http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/40745966 (Max is in several photos, incl. #13, which is a great bro photo with Jason)
2014 Stars on Ice "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction - two fancams
2014 Skate Canada Gala
Jeff Beck's "Brush with the Blues," and Ram Jam's "Black Betty"
2015 World Team Trophy EX
"Too Close" by Alex Clare
More shows ... videos currently unavailable
Centennial, Colorado 2015
Skate for Hope 2013
Skate for Hope 2014
Disson Legends 2013
August 2014 Max's Ice Bucket Challenge
Sept. 2012 Tweet Seat with Max Aaron by U.S. Figure Skating at U.S. FS Challenge
Mini-Max showing very early cycling skills ;) (#tbt from Vine, from dardar's post on FSU):
Montage of young Max hockey highlights (I (golden411) know nothing about hockey, but I LOVE this vid :))
Edited to Add, I (Doris Pulaski) know a bit about hockey...I love it, too.
Fun photo of Golden West 2009 junior men's podium: Max (4th place); Misha Ge (1st); Christopher Caluza (2nd); Sean Rabbitt (3rd)
A great variety of Max photos is included within the album from the Ice Dreams show in Oakland in June 2013:
Pics from the show (including dancing on ice with Cesario); outdoor photos with the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop; bro hugs with Jason and with Weir, etc., etc.
Sub-topic just for fun: Max apparently likes to lift (and to be lifted)
Apr. 2015 - Max lifting Polina Edmunds
In Skate for Hope promo (2013), Max lifts Ashley Wagner at approx. 2:53:
Max is lifted by Piper Gilles in a balance lift during Skate for Hope rehearsal (2013):https://vine.co/v/hBZaWOtY2M7
Vine video link is from dardar's post at FSU
Photos from Ice Dreams Oakland 2013:
Max lifts Hannah Miller (off ice);
Jason lifts Max (off ice);
Max and Dornbush lift Cesario (on ice)
Max lifting Kirsten Moore-Towers
And Max being lifted during his EX entrance at World Team Trophy 2013
Golden Skate Articles and threads about Max
- GS articles on 2009-2010 US Nationals Junior Men's where Max finished third overall.
January 2010: "Aaron overcomes injury to take lead" By Elvin Walker; Photo © Jay Adeff
"Brown edges out Farris to grab junior title; Aaron third," By Elvin Walker, Photo © Jay Adeff
- May 2011 article: "Aaron Starts to Hit his Stride"Aaron starts to hit his stride, By Elvin Walker, Photo © Robin Ritoss
Associated thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...hit-his-stride
- January 26, 2011 "Max Aaron wins U.S. junior men’s title" By Elvin Walker; Photo © Jay Adeff
- January 2013: "Aaron Unseats Abbott, Wins 2013 Men's Title at 2013 US Nationals" By Elvin Walker, Photo © Jay Adeff
- Thread re this Apr 2015 Icenetwork article by Sarah Brannen,
"Aaron striving to become more balletic on the ice; Former U.S. champion enlists Mills to help boost components scores"
- Feb. 2015 Thread: "Max Aaron's Quad Axel Attempt"
(0:17 video of the attempt in a harness, plus a slo-mo version)
- Thread: "Colorado Springs' Max Aaron's Hockey Background Shines With Athletic Figure Skating"
- Thread: "U.S. Figure Skating Champ Aaron to Drop From Three to Two Quads"
- Thread: "Aaron Prepares for Battle by Returning to his Roots"
Other Articles and Media
- July 13, 2015- Max's contribution to Icenetwork's series on personal on-ice breakthroughs for individual skaters:
"Max Aaron: Two quads in a free skate (2013 U.S. Championships"[/B]):
-- As told to Amy Rosewater:I remember the noise (after the first one). I remember it being very loud. I know right away if I am going to land [a jump] right from the takeoff; I know right away if the jump will just fly -- and I knew right away it was going to fly. I was eighth at nationals the year before, and I don't think anyone was expecting anything like that from me -- no one knew what Max Aaron could do. I remember getting a little smirk after I landed the first one because of that. I could hear the crowd's reaction and I thought, "Wow, I really shocked them." It's kind of like my hockey days and the sirens go off (after a goal is scored). After I landed the second one, I thought it was like the sirens went off again. It's just a big deal. At the time, it was unreal. You imagine what it would be like, and it's even better -- it's that times 20.
- July 6, 2015: Phillip Mills blog entry shares more thoughts on working with Max (and mentions that Mills recently flew to Colorado Springs to work with Max). Excerpt:
http://www.phillipmillschoreographer...f208817045c6a5I am hopeful I can inspire Max to trust me as I stand sentry at his artistic doorstep. I know I see the potential in Max Aaron that Jiri Duchoslav saw in me. The journey will be long and at times difficult but the reward of learning to move in a new way with a specific purpose can be very rewarding.
- May 2015 -Skating Lesson Interview with Phillip Mills, Max's current choreographer
Part 1: http://www.theskatinglesson.com/part...phillip-mills/
Part 2: http://www.theskatinglesson.com/part...phillip-mills/
- Nov 6, 2014: Max Aaron Interview with "Jack and Jill" magazine
- Jan 26, 2014: On the Record: Max Aaron by Fox Sports
- Jan 23, 2014- "Meet U.S. National Figure Skating Champion Max Aaron" by Phoenix Magazine
- Oct. 2013-A Day in Training with Max Aaron
This video was shown at 2013 Skate America in the arena in between events (low sound)
- August - September 2013, SKATING Magazine, pp. 22-27: "Rocket Man: High-flying Aaron soaring toward Sochi," cover story by Sarah S. Brannen
The entire digital version of SKATING magazine's August/September Issue -- with Max Aaron on the cover -- is now available online:
- Jun 26, 2013: On Breaking My Back: Max Aaron by Team USA
Olympic figure skating hopeful Max Aaron talks about his hockey career and his dreams of playing NCAA Division I hockey... until he broke his back.
- IFS Magazine March 2013: "Max Aaron: Hockey and Figure Skating"
- Feb. 26, 2013: Icenetwork Audio only of Max's media teleconference prior to 2013 Worlds
- 2013 U.S. Championships Icenetwork video archive [just listing the general link]
- Mar. 2012 -Athlete Video Profile - Max Aaron: Professional Figure Skater
- Oct. 20, 2010 "The Inside Edge" with Sarah and Drew
The first part is about the Aaron family: "Three is better than one"
A very endearing "all in the family" interview with Max and his sisters about training and sharing an apartment together in Colorado Springs.
- Icenetwork, July 2010 "High-flying Aaron wins junior men's short and free" (at Liberty) by Lynn Rutherford