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    Max Aaron

    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.

    http://www.theskatinglesson.com/max-aaron-interview/

    July 2015 Update



    Biographical information

    ISU Biography
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010531.htm

    Icenetwork Biography:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/max_aaron

    Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Aaron

    Tracings Entry:
    http://tracings.net/aaro-max.html

    Social Media

    Twitter: @MaxTAaron

    Instagram: @maxtaaron

    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, 2013
    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:

    @MaxTAaron
    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
    https://twitter.com/MaxTAaron/status/610644163550253056

    Programs


    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
    Final Round
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wupa--1Af2g
    Bonus Round
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1TFwGTRVkQ
    Championship Round
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puMb22WByb8


    2015 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team):
    Video of Nessun Dorma SP debut (4:19); choreo by Phillip Mills
    https://youtu.be/ib5Gb6cZMAA
    sabinfire's HD video of Max's SP (6:25);
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lg_pdb2SnhY
    Video of Black Swan FS debut at World Team Trophy (8:08); choreo by Phillip Mills
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TurEUUXcZbA
    Too Close exhibition (3:18)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9t0KQsMsfs

    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)
    http://www.nbcsports.com/olympic-spo...pectacular-run
    Icenetwork's video/commentary for Max's Gladiator FS at 2015 Nats (viewable without a paid IN subscription, as of Jul 1):
    http://www.icenetwork.com/shared/vid...&autoplay=true (9:26)

    2014 -Rostelecom Cup - 7th
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAC3o-eukf0
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTGZvw1zF7c

    2014 - Skate Canada - 3rd
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKN0zjolI4Q
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUjGx3mx3MQ

    2014 - U.S. International Classic - 1st:
    SP Footloose (Kenny Loggins) (6:26)
    https://youtu.be/5j5CLHIPWUg
    SP Score Reaction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3jNkIVEeUI
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1r5RVORMew
    FS score reaction.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYpITPSSjCk

    2013-14
    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
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jMVIVldptI
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp6OLTCFIwk

    2014 - U.S. Championships - 3rd
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ka3BZYnfjk
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEFeFhZzYS0

    2013 - Skate America - 3rd;
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi1igFNjE7A
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyHnVOfS034

    2013 - NHK Trophy - 7th
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zJ13Tf7Gf0
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Su6SCP8duk

    2013 - U.S. International Figure Skating Classic - 1st
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPFSg4uwl9c
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiB3K8hHcog

    2012-13
    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):
    SP
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-khTxP4fI
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS5Kz_YX984
    EX (4:47)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yrBD2T2kss

    2013 - Four Continents Championships - 4th
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjew6GqgSJk
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp_yJDRGePM

    2013 - World Championships - 7th
    SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42JNX-KHGUs
    FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNGqRzOZI0o

    2013 - U.S. Championships - 1st
    SP Tron: Legacy (7:20)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVm1sNlgMQo
    FS West Side Story (9:09)
    https://youtu.be/iKvKgouJCaA
    FS practice 01-24-2013 (4:38)
    https://youtu.be/PXcgpN27sTI

    2012-13 - Midwestern Sectional - 1st
    FS West Side Story (5:46)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdpHHSe8nVs

    2012 - U.S. International Classic - 1st

    2012 - Coupe de Nice - 2nd

    2011-12
    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)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuTjVoN7Nrk

    2011-12 - Southwestern Regional - 1st; Midwestern Sectional - 1st

    2011 - Nebelhorn Trophy 2011 SP (3:51)
    https://youtu.be/QqJgxbKNMhQ
    2011 - Nebelhorn Trophy 2011 FS
    https://youtu.be/XrJ1O8AsFHI (5:37)
    https://youtu.be/UVzcIQTdGRQ (4:51)

    2011 Glacier Falls Classic SP (2:56)
    https://youtu.be/5bzUb_HH9wE
    2011 Glacier Falls Classic FS (4:45)
    https://youtu.be/4xpSvZKG87g

    2010-11
    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)
    https://youtu.be/-gkM87_4VnY

    2011 U.S. junior champion

    2010 JGPF SP [5th place] (5:29)
    https://youtu.be/rzXyGXX-tG4
    2010 JGPF FS (7:30)
    https://youtu.be/sOdsbyBm2Bw

    2010 Courchevel JGP free program (5:22)
    https://youtu.be/_wlCpRzd99g
    Bronze medal with 178.00 - Courchevel / France (August 2010)

    2009-10
    SP Once Upon a Time soundtrack
    FS "Concierto de Juan Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo Vidre

    2010 U.S. junior bronze medalist

    2007-08
    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6LYuHWwwQw

    2006-07
    SP Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A" performed by Maksim Mrvica
    FS the Gladiator soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

    2005-06
    FS The Sea Hawk soundtrack by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    2006 U.S. intermediate bronze medalist

    2004-05
    FS Les Miserables soundtrack

    2005 U.S. juvenile champion


    Baby Pictures!!



    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnuAK-ArLU8

    2013 World Team Trophy EX (Max's entrance is classic)
    Jeff Beck's Brush with the Blues, and Ram Jam's Black Betty
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yrBD2T2kss

    Ice Dreams show Jun 2013 Oakland[INDENT]- Ice Dreams Tour opening @Oakland (1:33)
    Everybody Dance Now
    https://youtu.be/OzMmxJP9uLU
    Ice Dreams Oakland 2013 Finale (5:55)
    Give Me Everything by Pitbull
    https://youtu.be/XlvUGaejE7s

    Ice Dreams (May 2013) in Jamestown N.Y
    Ice Dreams (2013) in Jamestown N.Y. rehearsal montage (9:21)
    https://youtu.be/U-IG1xChd7o
    Max Aaron (2013) Skates at Jamestown N.Y. (interview and performance of "Too Close" by Alex Clare
    https://youtu.be/1mZTPYdkrBA (8:38)

    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)
    https://youtu.be/5-S0-IhlH84

    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDFWV7cU88A
    Another fancam
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJJgIXeQeM8

    2014 Skate Canada Gala
    Jeff Beck's "Brush with the Blues," and Ram Jam's "Black Betty"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmJ06v964pg

    2015 World Team Trophy EX
    "Too Close" by Alex Clare
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9t0KQsMsfs

    More shows ... videos currently unavailable
    Centennial, Colorado 2015
    Skate for Hope 2013
    Skate for Hope 2014
    Disson Legends 2013

    Fluff


    August 2014 Max's Ice Bucket Challenge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRbdZFc2AhU

    Sept. 2012 Tweet Seat with Max Aaron by U.S. Figure Skating at U.S. FS Challenge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPATRMO7yKE

    Mini-Max showing very early cycling skills ;) (#tbt from Vine, from dardar's post on FSU):
    https://vine.co/v/bYJPttmKjV1

    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.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7NlB3CZGaE (2:33)



    Photos


    Fun photo of Golden West 2009 junior men's podium: Max (4th place); Misha Ge (1st); Christopher Caluza (2nd); Sean Rabbitt (3rd)
    https://instagram.com/p/xoz-IDrM5p/
    http://allyearfsc.com/events/GOLDEN_...S/CAT012RS.HTM

    A great variety of Max photos is included within the album from the Ice Dreams show in Oakland in June 2013:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...7151952&type=3

    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
    https://mobile.twitter.com/CoachTomZ...19700120047617

    In Skate for Hope promo (2013), Max lifts Ashley Wagner at approx. 2:53:
    https://vimeo.com/72192259

    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
    https://instagram.com/p/5fbIvPTJIr/

    And Max being lifted during his EX entrance at World Team Trophy 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yrBD2T2kss



    Competition SP LP Final
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 World Team Trophy
    7 (76.08) 8 (151.43) 1 Team
    2015 U.S. Championships
    4
    4
    4 (259.19)
    2014 Rostelecom Cup
    6
    6
    7 (212.60)
    2014 Skate Canada
    5
    3
    3 (231.77 )
    2014 U.S. International Classic
    1
    1
    1 (240.22)
    Season 2013-2014
    2014 World Championships
    9
    8
    8 (225.66 )
    2014 U.S. National Championships 4 3 3 (260.44)
    2013 NHK Trophy 8 7 7 (223.35)
    2013 Skate America 6 2 3 (238.36)
    2013 U.S. International Classic 1 1 1 (231.27)
    Season 2012-2013
    2013 World Team Trophy 6 (77.38) 3 (159.24) 1 (Team)
    2013 World Championships 8 6 7 (238.36)
    2013 Four Continents Championships 10 2 4 (234.65)
    2013 U.S. National Championships 4 1 1 (255.00)
    2013 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 2 1 1 (233.58)
    2012 Coupe Internationale de Nice 2 3 2 (219.62)
    2012-2013 U.S. Southwestern Regionals 1 1 1 (233.22)
    2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 1 1 1 (231.27)
    Season 2011-2012
    2012 U.S. National Championships 6 13 8 (211.15)
    2011-2012 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 2 1 1 (221.21)
    2011-2012 U.S. Southwestern Regionals 1 1 1 (233.22)
    2011 Nebelhorn Trophy 8 3 5 (204.17)
    Season 2010-2011
    2011 World Junior Championships 5 4 5 (193.92)
    2011 U.S. Junior National Championships 2 1 1 (188.67)
    2011 Junior Grand Prix Final 5 4 4 (181.28)
    2010-2011 U.S. Southwestern Junior Regionals 1 1 1 (195.80)
    2010 JGP SBC Cup 1 5 2 (179.82)
    2010 JGP Courchevel 2 3 3 (178.00)
    Season 2009-2010
    2010 Junior Gardena Spring Trophy 3 2 2 (158.87)
    2010 U.S. Junior National Championships 1 3 3 (191.86)
    2009-2010 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals 1 2 2 (197.62)
    2009-2010 U.S. Southwestern Junior Regionals 1 1 1 (167.88)
    Season 2008-2009
    2008-2009 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals 7 8 8 (109.90)
    Season 2007-2008
    2008 U.S. Junior National Championships 13 14 13 (146.98)
    2007-2008 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals 3 2 1 (177.06)
    2007-008 U.S. Southwest Pacific Junior Regionals 3 1 2 (158.65)
    Season 2006-2007
    2007 U.S. Novice National Championships 4 5 5 (124.94)
    2006-2007 U.S. Pacific Coast Novice Sectionals 2 2 2 (112.31)
    2006-2007 U.S. Southwest Pacific Novice Regionals 1 1 1 (130.62)
    2006 Novice North American Challenge Skate (Pittsburgh) 8 10 8 (79.25)




    Golden Skate Articles and threads about Max

    Articles




    Threads



    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]):
      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.
      -- As told to Amy Rosewater:
      http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/07/13/132213968

    • 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:
      I 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.
      http://www.phillipmillschoreographer...f208817045c6a5

    • 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
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8QahDs8Nxs

    • Jan 26, 2014: On the Record: Max Aaron by Fox Sports
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEnOQk8vT0

    • Jan 23, 2014- "Meet U.S. National Figure Skating Champion Max Aaron" by Phoenix Magazine
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBGGNNDUg6o

    • 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)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWd6f-jMy5s

    • 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:
      http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/...ptember-issue/
    • 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.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbS-bw0G6XI

    • IFS Magazine March 2013: "Max Aaron: Hockey and Figure Skating"
      http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/...figure-skating

    • Feb. 26, 2013: Icenetwork Audio only of Max's media teleconference prior to 2013 Worlds
      http://web.icenetwork.com/media/play...2010.swf&_mp=1
      (26.34)

    • 2013 U.S. Championships Icenetwork video archive [just listing the general link]
      http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    • Mar. 2012 -Athlete Video Profile - Max Aaron: Professional Figure Skater
      https://youtu.be/MlvVUOlgidU (1:13)

    • 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.
      http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    • Icenetwork, July 2010 "High-flying Aaron wins junior men's short and free" (at Liberty) by Lynn Rutherford
      http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 07-26-2015 at 02:57 AM.

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    I first became interested in Max after seeing him skate at Nat'ls '12. It was his speed as much as anything that blew me away. Then I followed him throughout his summer '12 competitions & watched as his quad became more & more consistent. I knew he would medal this year but the gold was a surprise. After listening to this interview & learning he feels his natural skating talent is in speed skating I knew that was why this old woman felt the connection to him. Sixty years ago it was the sport I competed in! He's exciting, interesting, personable, talented, a breath of fresh air for US figure skating.

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    It has been a long road and was a thrill to see him break through at Nationals.

    Was a little surprised to see him participate in The Skating Lesson interviews given the history of Jenny Kirk's partner - David Lease (apologies if not spelled correctly) who is known for his often scathing and negative commentary of skaters and gymnasts (especially those that he does not like, and there are many) on his blog, Aunt Joyce's Ice Cream Stand.

    I guess good for him for standing for the opportunity but would not have been my advice.

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    Max and I have decided to pick up pairs! #sochi2014 @skateforhope http://instagram.com/p/auqqLwir8T/
    10:42 PM - 18 Jun 13
    https://twitter.com/AshWagner2010/st...27898823995393

    Wheee ... Aaron looks like a great partner.



    ETA (Apr 2015), as a work in progress (not complete), collecting links here to contribute to Doris and Mrs. P's 2015 Summer Fan Fest Fete:

    IceNetwork bio: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/max_aaron

    ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010531.htm

    Twitter: @MaxTAaron

    Instagram: @maxtaaron

    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 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.

    Senior competitive history:

    2015 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team): video of Nessun Dorma SP debut (4:19); sabinfire's post w/ link to unlisted HD video of SP (6:25); video of Black Swan FS debut (8:08) [choreo for both by Phillip Mills]; Too Close exhibition (3:18)
    2015 - U.S. Championships - 4th: NBC video of Gladiator FS (4:58) [choreo by Camerlengo]
    2014 - Skate Canada - 3rd; Rostelecom Cup - 7th
    2014 - U.S. International Classic - 1st: Footloose (Kenny Loggins) SP (6:26) [choreo by Mark Pillay]

    2014 - World Championships - 8th
    2014 - U.S. Championships - 3rd
    2013 - Skate America - 3rd; NHK Trophy - 7th
    2013 - U.S. International Figure Skating Classic - 1st

    2013 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team): exhibition (4:47)
    2013 - Four Continents Championships - 4th; World Championships - 7th
    2013 - U.S. Championships - 1st: Tron: Legacy SP (7:20); West Side Story FS (9:09); FS practice 01-24-2013 (4:38)
    2013 - Midwestern Sectional - 1st: West Side Story FS (5:46)
    2012 - U.S. International Classic - 1st; Coupe de Nice - 2nd

    2012 - U.S. Championships - 8th: Tosca FS (7:21, Chinese commentary)
    2012 - Southwestern Regional - 1st; Midwestern Sectional - 1st

    Also:
    2011 U.S. junior champion; 2010 U.S. junior bronze medalist; 2006 U.S. intermediate bronze medalist; 2005 U.S. juvenile champion

    More videos:

    - Nebelhorn Trophy 2011 SP (3:51)
    - Nebelhorn Trophy 2011 FS

    - 2011 Glacier Falls Classic SP (2:56)
    - 2011 Glacier Falls Classic FS (4:45)

    - 2011 Junior Worlds SP (6:13)

    - 2010 JGPF SP [5th place] (5:29)
    - 2010 JGPF FS (7:30)

    - 2010 Courchevel JGP free program (5:22)
    https://youtu.be/_wlCpRzd99g
    Bronze medal with 178.00 - Courchevel / France (August 2010)

    Shows:

    Ice Dreams show Jun 2013 Oakland
    - Ice Dreams Tour opening @Oakland (1:33)
    - Ice Dreams Oakland 2013 Finale (5:55)

    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)

    Holiday Dreams on Ice, 2012 Dec
    - Johnny Weir Holiday Dreams on Ice Rehearsals (for the group) Part 1 (7:16)
    - 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)

    More shows ... videos TK:
    Skate for Hope 2013
    Skate for Hope 2014
    Disson Skating and Gymnastics 2013?
    Disson Legends 2013
    Centennial, Colorado 2015

    Fluff:

    Mini-Max showing early cycling skills (#tbt from Vine, from dardar's post on FSU):

    Montage of young Max hockey highlights (I know nothing about hockey, but I LOVE this vid )

    Athlete Profile - Max Aaron: Professional Figure Skater (Mar 2012)

    GoldenSkate:

    GS thread re Apr 2015 IN article
    The IN article: "Aaron striving to become more balletic on the ice; Former U.S. champion enlists Mills to help boost components scores"

    GS thread re Feb 2015 video of Max's quad Axel attempt in harness
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152719278178450 (0:17 video of the attempt, plus a slo-mo version)

    Max Aaron wins U.S. junior men’s title By Elvin Walker; Photo © Jay Adeff

    Aaron overcomes injury to take lead By Elvin Walker; Photo © Jay Adeff
    Max Aaron (Broadmoor Skating Club) leads the Junior Men after the Short Program at the 2010 AT&T U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2010/01/a...-to-take-lead/ (January 15, 2010)

    IceNetwork articles/audio/video:

    Audio of Max's media teleconference (Feb 26, 2013) prior to 2013 Worlds:

    2013 U.S. Championships video archive [just saving the general link here for now; I will come back and add the individual links for Max stuff]

    High-flying Aaron wins junior men's short and free [at Liberty]

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    Max's reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Jul 16, 2013

    Photos:

    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 (incl. 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):

    - In Skate for Hope promo (2013), Max lifts Ashley W 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
    I will look up the link to the IN gallery that has a great still photo of this same Piper/Max lift.

    Photos from Ice Dreams Oakland 2013:

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    Doris and Mrs. P:
    I plan to come back and gradually add more to this post to assist with your 2015 Summer Fan Fest Fete.
    But I am going to take "Summer" literally -- as in Summer does not even begin until June and lasts until September .
    If I am too slow for you, obviously please go ahead with this thread without me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGoldberg View Post
    Was a little surprised to see him participate in The Skating Lesson interviews given the history of Jenny Kirk's partner - David Lease (apologies if not spelled correctly) who is known for his often scathing and negative commentary of skaters and gymnasts (especially those that he does not like, and there are many) on his blog, Aunt Joyce's Ice Cream Stand.
    He's hardly the first current skater to do it - Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown have also done interviews on TSL. I haven't seen Jeremy's, but Jason's was in much the same vein as Max's: honest and funny. Including several attempts to convince us that he was a terrible kid (like anyone will believe him!) and a few rambling tangents, and a little discussion about Joshua Farris as a rival/notrival/friend/opponent/competition.

    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    @AshWagner2010
    Max and I have decided to pick up pairs! #sochi2014 @skateforhope http://instagram.com/p/auqqLwir8T/
    10:42 PM - 18 Jun 13
    https://twitter.com/AshWagner2010/st...27898823995393

    Wheee ... Aaron looks like a great partner.
    He's...so...strong...and...handsome...

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    @MaxTAaron
    I'll be doing an AMA on Reddit on Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. ET! Looking forward to answering your questions!
    8:46 AM - 10 Jul 13 (GMT-07:00)
    https://twitter.com/MaxTAaron/status/354990005862666241

    I had been wondering whether any skaters had ever done an AMA. The tweet in reply from USFS seems to indicate that Aaron will be the first American skater to do one.
    He is a great choice.

    For anyone who is not familiar with Reddit, here is the link to the AMA ("Ask Me Anything") page:

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    @MaxTAaron
    I'll be doing an AMA on Reddit on Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. ET! Looking forward to answering your questions!
    8:46 AM - 10 Jul 13 (GMT-07:00)
    https://twitter.com/MaxTAaron/status/354990005862666241

    I had been wondering whether any skaters had ever done an AMA. The tweet in reply from USFS seems to indicate that Aaron will be the first American skater to do one.
    He is a great choice.

    For anyone who is not familiar with Reddit, here is the link to the AMA ("Ask Me Anything") page:
    How cool. Glad that Max is embracing different forms of communication.

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    It'll be 1am my time, but I'll try and be there!

    Do you have to have reddit to participate?

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    I am not an expert on Reddit, but I am 99% sure that if you want to post a question, you will need to sign up for a Reddit account. [And with an account, you can vote for questions that you would like to see answered.]

    If you do not have a Reddit account, you still will be able to read the questions (posted by others) and as many answers as Aaron provides. (Usually too many questions are posted for every single one to receive an answer.)

    The Q and A content will remain on Reddit for posterity after the live event ends (i.e., after Aaron has signed off) -- so you will be able to read his answers after the fact.

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    I just made a reddit account, it's pretty easy, don't even need an email. After all, I want to be able to ask questions too!

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    Max Aaron reddit AMA link now is live:


    ETA, his "proof of identity" photo for reddit :

    ETA (more):

    Aaron responded to questions of all kinds from 11:00 am to 12:48 pm (ET), bless his soul.
    His (approx.) 75 answers were terrific -- some serious and some witty. All showed a very positive attitude toward life as whole, as well as toward skating in particular.

    Two of the best ones, IMHO:

    Q. How do you deal with nerves and what is the hardest aspect of overcoming these nerves? Love you so much!
    A. Love you back! I try and prepare myself so that there are no nerves. I enjoy figure skating so much, so why be nervous to do something you love. Life is too short to let nerves get in the way.

    Q. Are you in fact a closeted gay homosexual? I mean, how straight can you be wearing tights and doing ballet and stuff?
    A. Real men wear tights.
    [Excellent answer to a ridiculous question. Go, Max!]

    BTW, he said that he will be competing somewhere before Skate America, but he politely declined to name the event.

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    Well I already know it's not Skate DownUnder, Champs Camp has exactly the same dates. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    @AshWagner2010
    Max and I have decided to pick up pairs! #sochi2014 @skateforhope http://instagram.com/p/auqqLwir8T/
    10:42 PM - 18 Jun 13
    https://twitter.com/AshWagner2010/st...27898823995393

    Wheee ... Aaron looks like a great partner.
    Gotta love Aaron's versatility. Singles + Pairs + Ice Dance -- the guy can do it all :

    He performs a cool dance-type lift with Piper Gilles in another Skate for Hope photo :

    A better photo of Wagner/Aaron's pair lift:

    ETA:

    Michael Buckley ‏@buckhollywood
    Skating friends @MadiHubbell @ZachTDonohue @MaxTAaron @CoachTomZ and more. pic.twitter.com/1PiQJZvvTh
    5:48 PM - 29 Jul 13
    https://twitter.com/buckhollywood/st...11697839484930

    Camerlengo also is in the photo of this sociable gang relaxing over an outdoor meal and beverages. (They are in Minnesota for Audrey Weisiger's G2C Super Camp. She also is in the photo.)
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    Jason Brown ‏@jasonbskates
    @USFigureSkating: . @MaxTAaron on the newest cover of SKATING magazine. http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/...ember-cover-2/ …” August cover of Skating Magazine! GO MAX!!!
    2:40 PM - 30 Jul 13
    https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/sta...26982454808577

    Nice that Aaron is the cover guy, and nice that Brown added his own shout-out to the one from USFS.

    ETA, the caption from the cover: Leap of Faith / Aaron enters Olympic season with high expectations.

    Three bonus photos from Aaron's cover shoot:

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    That picture of Max on the cover is especially fabulous!

    I also love watching the skaters interact on social media. And then I just thought about all the skaters on the National Sessions at the World Arena - Joshua, Jason and Max just to start...that's a mind-boggling amount of talent on one sheet of ice.

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