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Madeline Aaron (born October 25, 1994 in Scottsdale, Arizona) and Max Settlage (born July 1, 1992 in
Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, Vietnam) are pair skaters who compete for the United States. Aaron and Settlage are the 2014 U.S. Junior champions and the 2014 bronze medalists of the U.S. International Classic. The team suffered injuries in season 2015-2016, but managed to compete at the 2016 US Nationals, winning the senior pairs pewter medal for the second time.

OP by golden411icecoverage - April 2015

I have been thinking for ages that Maddie and Max S. deserve a fan thread.

Decided to start with this great photo that I noticed today of their 2014-15 "The King and I" free skate:

REFERENCE LINKS​


IceNetwork bio: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/aaron_settlage

ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013485.htm

Maddie's wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline_Aaron

Max's wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Settlage

Their tracings entry: http://tracings.net/aaro-sett.html

Social Media​


Social media for Maddie:
Social media for Max S:Website for Max S:
ISU JGP Minsk 2013 Junior Pairs Short Program | Published on Sep 26, 2013
ISU JGP Minsk 2013 Junior Pairs Free Skating | Published on Sep 27, 2013
JGP Minsk Cup 2013 Victory Ceremony Pairs | Published on Sep 28, 2013Maddie/Max won the silver medal. Podium photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...41838.255007411190874&type=1&relevant_count=2

Emotions run as Aaron, Settlage rule junior pairs
Liu, Perini maintain hold on second place; Bronze goes to Pearce, Pacini
Posted 1/10/14 by Troy Schwindt
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/01/10/66473506/emotions-run-as-aaron-settlage-rule-junior-pairs (after Maddie/Max's junior nats gold)​

Max S as visual artist
- For starters, his Nebelhorn 2014 Photo Cartoon series (thx to Layback for looking up the link)
- Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, in honor of her visit to Colorado Springs for training
- Donuts personifying Team USA skaters
- Max S has created the official logo for the Freezer Aerial Challenge coming up at the Broadmoor Open:
-Six more pieces of fun artwork from Max S for USFS:
Max has drawn "Flat Stanley"-type illustrations of each of the reigning U.S. Champions.
USFS wants fans to take summer vacation pics with the images (e.g., of Flat Jason, Flat Ashley, Flat Alexa, etc.) and post them on social media. (Prizes are at stake ;).)
LOL, I bet USFS stole the idea from Max S himself, who had drawn a Flat Stanley-esque illustration of himself at Champs Camp and then gotten other skaters to pose for photos with Flat Max.​


In 2010, Maddie/Max (then a novice pair) won "a new award, the 'Skate with All Your Heart' trophy given in honor of Haley Rose Gans, the Broadmoor SC skater who was killed in a skiing accident in November 2009. The award was presented to the pair or dance team in the Pikes Peak Classic judged to have skated the most inspirational program."

Mini Maddie photos:
~~~~~~~~~~~~May 2016 Update~~~~~~~~~~~~​


Programs

2015-16
SP "Hymne l'Amour" performed by Edith Piaf
FS Selections from La Bohème composed by Giacomo Puccini

2016 US Nationals SP- video by 0316seisato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsUWm2BupBU
2016 US Nationals FS - They are first to skate in the last group. Video by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3CaxIjFze8
Backstage interviews of Maddie/Max (conducted by Michael Buckley):
Post-SP "Social Scene interview:"
http://www.icenetwork.com/video/topi...22/v539790583/
Post-FS:
http://www.icenetwork.com/video/topi...120/v540071283 (1:39)

2015 Tallinn Trophy SP - video by 0316seisato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMBdN8dcQX8
2015 Tallinn Trophy FS (they are second to skate) - video by gytele)
https://youtu.be/OG8AJnvEYGg?t=815

2014-15
SP Coppelia composed by Léo Delibes
FS The King and I composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

2015 U.S. Nationals FS (8:24)
https://www.facebook.com/rick.settlage/videos/10203645180394840/

2014 Nebelhorn SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG2OXvw8kFc

2014 Skate Canada SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zSTxf4pChQ
2014 Skate Canada FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gBxAgTp92k
FS Kiss and Cry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXmeh6EyMQ4


2014 Skate America SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44DM-qXkAyI
2014 Skate America FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4A3Ran4Y_Y

2014 US International Classic SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5wXumDsmA0
Pairs SP Reaction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zrmFAlsYy4
2014 US International Classic FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMJHKwmd3A0
Pairs FS Reaction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqp65vYWiiY

2013-14
SP The Chairman's Waltz,from the Memoirs of a Geisha soundtrack by John Williams
FS Adagio from the Spartacus soundtrack by Arum Khachaturian

2014 World Junior Championships SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhYWj1J6LpM
2014 World Junior Championships FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVhaofHxiCw

2013 JGP Minsk SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7m3VQHfoa4
2013 JGP Minsk FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfZKOFH0iMA
Medal Ceremony
https://youtu.be/WMFe7p8wuWc

2013 JGP Tallinn SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_TiGKPyRfA
2013 JGP Tallinn FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWobjZwj9hI

May 2013 Choreography Session with Julie Marcotte
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seK8M3jo4BQ

2012-13
SP The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens
FS Carmen by Georges Bizet

2013 U.S. Nationals Juniors FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybHFNkGEYVE


2012-2013 Midwestern Sectionals SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5CTdc3-uU4
2012-2013 Midwestern Sectionals FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c27xawn8NbE

2012 JGP Croatia Cup SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfOUJomb1Og
2012 JGP Croatia Cup.FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlYHN89gIww

2012 JGP Lake Placid SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIo5nGART7I
2012 JGP Lake Placid FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1Kz3hORZc0

2011-12
SP El Conquistador by Maxime Rodriguez
FS Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev and the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack by Timothy Atack


2011-2012 Midwestern Sectionals SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NOAmx6eXZY

2011 Official Practice LP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V0G0Iihggg

2011 JGP Baltic SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdW23vKZ8b0
2011 JGP Baltic Cup FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmBJdq8xlqo

2011 Indy Challenge SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvUwOHM3kFQ

2010-11
SP Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
FS The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

2011 US Nationals Novice Pairs Official Practice SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUtH_YkDVk0




Competitive History


CompetitionSPLPFinal
Season 2015-2016​
2016 U.S. Championships
464 (157.81)
2015 Tallinn Trophy555 (143.78)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 U.S. Championships744 (175.74)
2014 Nebelhorn Trophy566 (143.85)
2014 Skate America 555 (160.04)
2014 Skate Canada 444 (165.91)
2014 U.S. International Classic3
4
3 (138.52)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Junior Championships545 (144.91)
2014 U.S. Junior National Championships111 (160.67)
2014 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals111 (158.00)
2013 JGP Tallinn Cup444 (141.79)
2013 JGP Minsk322 (131.66)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 U.S. Junior National Championships143 (138.41)
2013 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals111 (136.09)
2012 JGP Croatia Cup677 (127.05)
2012 JGP Lake Placid423 (130.44)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 U.S. Junior National Championships566 (125.34)
2012 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals111 (127.71)
2011 JGP Baltic Cup 355 (118.51)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 U.S. Novice National Championships111 (128.21)
2011 U.S. Pacific Coast Novice Sectionals111 (105.19)

Exhibitions and Galas

Maddie and Max at the 2016 US Nationals Gala -
"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10205597357958059&id=1376481349

Maddie and Max performed at Fur Rondy on Ice in Anchorage, AK. Mar of 2015.
(that would be Fur Rondezvous in full) They skated to the Brooks & Dunn line dance oldie, "Boot Scootin' Boogie".
https://www.facebook.com/rick.settlage/videos/10203788084607356/
I had not seen this number from them before!

2015 U.S. Nationals Gala, which is extra special because Max Aaron gives the introduction to Maddie and Max. The music is John Legend's All of Me.
https://www.facebook.com/rick.settlage/videos/10203645123873427/

2014 Skate Canada EX "All of Me" by John Legend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXKeoLAvP_U

2014 Junior Worlds EX "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert, performex by Celine Dion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3dZ6HhKkBo

April 2012 Caspar, Wyoming Show- "One and Only" by Adele
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lPt0FqbLFM

Golden Skate Articles and Threads​





Other Articles and Media

  • October 2015 - "Aaron, Settlage withdraw from 2015 Cup of China"
 
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Yay! My favourite US pair! :yay:

Their FS this season was just so beautiful. :love: I can't wait to see how they go!

(I still get a giggle out of the fact that Maddie's brother and her partner share the same name :laugh: )
 

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I'm a fan too. I really liked both of their programs for the last season, and they look so nice and cheerful. :)
 

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Love this team! Their short was my favorite pairs program this season. They both seem really nice and Max is always amusing on social media (a bit like the Shibs, if you catch my drift). I really hope they do well on the GP next year and make worlds (not to mention get great new programs)!
 

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Maddie and Max S are among the Team USA skaters seen/heard sending love to their moms for Mother's Day.

USFS tweeted a link to the one-minute unlisted video:

Love this team! Their short was my favorite pairs program this season. They both seem really nice and Max is always amusing on social media (a bit like the Shibs, if you catch my drift). I really hope they do well on the GP next year and make worlds (not to mention get great new programs)!

:agree: The competition to make the World team will be tough, but Maddie/Max are hard workers, and my fingers will be crossed for them :).

Love the range of stuff that Max S shares on social media: humor, artistic creativity, etc.
(One of my favorite videos showed his amazing gift-wrapping skills :yes:.)
 

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One of the best things ever to happen to the skatingverse (for the OP edit): link to Max's Nebelhorn Photo Cartoons!

http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/96331494

Thx for looking up the Nebelhorn series. I have added the link to the OP :).

Eventually will go back and collect more of Max's illustrations from his Instagram and other sources.
Before starting this thread for Maddie/Max S, I used to post things about them (incl. his artsy links) in Max A's thread.

Anyway, it was very cool that after Max S recently posted his illustration of Tukt, Weaver/Poje replied with the compliment that they aspired to merit one of their own some day :).
 

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Thx for looking up the Nebelhorn series. I have added the link to the OP :).

Eventually will go back and collect more of Max's illustrations from his Instagram and other sources.
Before starting this thread for Maddie/Max S, I used to post things about them (incl. his artsy links) in Max A's thread.

Anyway, it was very cool that after Max S recently posted his illustration of Tukt, Weaver/Poje replied with the compliment that they aspired to merit one of their own some day :).


And I have been waiting for that drawing ever since! Literally, I cross my fingers it shows up every time I'm on twitter! :laugh:
 

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For Nat'l Donut Day today, the imaginative Max S dreamed up some unique ones :laugh: (complete with sketches, of course :cool:) in honor of Scimeca, Donohue, G Gold, J-L Baker, Max A, and (all too humbly) himself.

ETA, on a more "official"/serious note :bow:, Max S has created the logo for the Freezer Aerial Challenge coming up at the Broadmoor Open:



Still can't get over how cute all the Aarons are :).
 
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Maddie/Max are assigned to Cup of China. :yay:

Possible that they eventually could be added to Skate America, which has a TBD slot. (As do Skate Canada, TEB, and Rostelecom.)

Last year, Maddie/Max originally were assigned only to Skate Canada.
Later were added to Skate America, based on strong summer results -- e.g., they defeated Scimeca/Knierim in the FS at the Colorado Championships.

ETA:

@MaddieAaron25
What an honor to represent Team USA at Cup of China!! ���� ���� #teamUSA @USFigureSkating
8:03 PM - 15 Jun 2015
https://twitter.com/MaddieAaron25/status/610643894917664768
 
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The IceNetwork video of Maddie/Max's SP at Skate America 2014 is viewable without a paid subscription (at least for now):
It's the video of them attached to the USFS/IN ballot for Readers' Choice/Skater(s) of the Year.


Six more pieces of fun artwork from Max S for USFS:

Max has drawn "Flat Stanley"-type illustrations of each of the reigning U.S. Champions.
USFS wants fans to take summer vacation pics with the images (e.g., of Flat Jason, Flat Ashley, Flat Alexa, etc.) and post them on social media. (Prizes are at stake ;).)

LOL, I bet USFS stole the idea from Max S himself, who had drawn a Flat Stanley-esque illustration of himself at Champs Camp and then gotten other skaters to pose for photos with Flat Max.​


Two (completely different) USFS graphics in honor of Max's 23rd birthday today:
Happy Birthday to Max :hb:!
 
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The OP is about as complete as it is going to get. Please review it and tell me about any errors you find, or about any thing else that needs inclusion.

The section golden411 did about Max's art is just too good! thank you!

I had not seen the Max and Jason in Germany set before. Too funny!
 

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The OP is about as complete as it is going to get. Please review it and tell me about any errors you find, or about any thing else that needs inclusion.

The section golden411 did about Max's art is just too good! thank you!

I had not seen the Max and Jason in Germany set before. Too funny!

Thank you for adding so much to the OP, Doris :).

Can't help mentioning two mini-updates re Max's "Flat Champions" (my ersatz title) series of illustrations this summer.
Just FYIs (not saying that they are OP-worthy):

No less than Michelle Kwan tweeted "Adorbs!", in reply to a photo from real-life Jason, who was posing with Flat Jason and thus tagged Max. Hearing from Michelle understandably was a thrill for Max.
https://twitter.com/MichelleWKwan/status/623575784595263489 (Jul 21)

As soon as he learned that Ashley Wagner recently became a redhead, Max whipped up a revised illustration of her to show her new look.
https://twitter.com/Max_Settlage/status/622206721709096960 (Jul 17)


VIDEO suggestions for the OP:

2015 Nats gala, which is extra special because Max Aaron gives the introduction to Maddie/Max S. The music is John Legend's All of Me.
https://www.facebook.com/rick.settlage/videos/10203645123873427/ (4:07)

2015 Nats FS
https://www.facebook.com/rick.settlage/videos/10203645180394840/ (8:24)

(The next time I am posting in Max A's thread, I will include the gala link -- not for Max A's OP, but just so it is somewhere in his thread too.)



Re Maddie's strong background in ballet:

The snippet below is from 2010, when she told IN about her first reaction to skating.

" "I was too cold and I didn't like it," said Madeline, giggling. "And I was doing ballet on top of it for about twelve years, fifteen hours a week. I went en pointe for two years -- I was pretty serious about it." "

http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101020&content_id=15741534&vkey=ice_news

(Doris, it is the same "Three is better than one" article from Max A's thread. Just wanted the quote from Maddie to be somewhere in this thread. Not saying that it needs to go in the OP.)
 
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I added the two videos, one to programs, the other to exhibitions. I also added the "three is better than one" article.

All of this led me to Rick Settlage's video page on facebook, where I found a vido where Maddie and Max performed at Fur Rondy on Ice in Anchorage, AK. Mar of 2015.
(that would be Fur Rondezvous in full) They skated to the Brooks & Dunn line dance oldie, "Boot Scootin' Boogie".

https://www.facebook.com/rick.settlage/videos/10203788084607356/

I had not seen this number from them before!
 

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Just want to say that I :love: this team, and am so glad we got to see them as juniors and now on the senior level.
 

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Maddie and Max are among the skaters included in today's new USFS video:

U.S. Figure Skating
Here's what a few U.S. Figure Skating athletes have been up to this summer..
https://www.facebook.com/usfigureskating/videos/10153091861406342/ (1:38)

One of the things Max talks about is his illustrations for USFS of the 2015 US champs.

Other skaters in the video (in no particular order):
Sean Rabbitt; Jordan Moeller; Nathan Chen; Angela Wang; Tim Dolensky; Vivan Le; Emily Chan; Kendrick Weston; Ashley Cain; Paige Rydberg; Amber Glenn; Tyler Pierce; Bradie Tennell; Alex Johnson
 
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