Max Aaron

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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.

Max pronounces his name in this video by sabinfire:
https://youtu.be/G2cHKLFzT0Y

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/

June 2016 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

Personal Best Total Score258.95ISU GP 2015 Progressive Skate America
Personal Best Score Short Program87.03ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2015
Personal Best Score Free Skating172.28ISU GP 2015 Progressive Skate America

Next Scheduled Competitions​






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

2016 Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-T5j64Tsao
2016 Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9WykGqip0o

2016 Four Continents Championships SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pKep3Jds40
2016 Four Continents Championships FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4KZoABujEM

2016 U.S. National Championships SP (hd by sabinfire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FiBCsLjBHo
2016 U.S. National Championships FS (hd by sabinfire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcvIt3ldyt0
US Nationals Fluff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aVPiLW3FHE
Interview following Skate America practice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVRZoQzFTd8

2015 Trophée Bompard SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVcoBRfaDB4
FS cancelled

2015 Tallinn Trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw6x5Xao7-Q
2015 Tallinn Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL9IwFUrKVg

2015 Skate America SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB0YCQ8QdPE
2015 Skate America FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckTcRb2Y7p4

2015 Nebelhorn Trophy SP
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3...ens-short-program-nebelhorn-trophy-2015_sport
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=driaqLdRGuY
2015 Practice video by BladeBoys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO54xSnqq04
2015 Nebelhorn Exhibition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxHpOB7D_oM

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





Personal Best Total Score240.222014 U.S. International FS Classic 2014
Personal Best Score Short Program78.962014 U.S. International FS Classic 2014
Personal Best Score Free Skating162.45ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2013





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=youtu.be&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-sports/max-aaron-lands-clean-quad-spectacular-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/vi...&height=540&property=icenetwork&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 Score238.36World Championships 2013
Season Best Score Short Program78.32ISU World Championships 2014
Season Best Score Free Skating162.45ISU 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 Score238.36World Championships 2013
Season Best Score Short Program78.20World Championships 2013
Season Best Score Free Skating162.19ISU 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 Score204.172011 Nebelhorn Trophy
Season Best Score Short Program65.642011 Nebelhorn Trophy
Season Best Score Free Skating138.532011 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 Score193.92World Junior Championships 2011
Season Best Score Short Program66.96World Junior Championships 2011
Season Best Score Free Skating126.96World 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
- 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

2015 Nebelhorn Trophy EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ElRncvCdOQ

2015 Skate America Gala and Encore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDXgaIMa-pk

2016 U.S. Nationals Gala - HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLJiiInfdWk

2016 Worlds Gala- "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8HQctLQJ_E

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

Fluff​


Max's Most Embarrassing Moments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UDKzSyB4CU

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_WEST/2009results/IJS/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/?set=a.10152356998531953.1073741830.358647151952&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/status/593619700120047617

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

COMPETITIVE HISTORY



CompetitionSPLPFinal
Season 2016-2017​
2016 Broadmoor Skate Great Aerial ChallengeR1 4 (22.96)R2 1 (40.7) B (21.3)2 (84.96)
Season 2015-2016
2016 World Championships
8
7
8 (254.13)
2016 Four Continents Championships
6
8
7 (220.94)
2016 U.S. National Championships
1
3
2 (269.55)
2015 Trophée Bompard
7
Canc.
7 (72.91)
2015 Tallinn Trophy
1
1
1 (252.16)
2015 Skate America
1
2
1 (258.95)
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
1
3
2 (222.94)
2015 U.S. Collegiate Championships
1
2
2 (212.18)
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 Championships433 (260.44)
2013 NHK Trophy877 (223.35)
2013 Skate America623 (238.36)
2013 U.S. International Classic111 (231.27)
Season 2012-2013
2013 World Team Trophy6 (77.38)3 (159.24)1 (Team)
2013 World Championships867 (238.36)
2013 Four Continents Championships1024 (234.65)
2013 U.S. National Championships411 (255.00)
2013 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals211 (233.58)
2012 Coupe Internationale de Nice232 (219.62)
2012-2013 U.S. Southwestern Regionals111 (233.22)
2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic111 (231.27)
Season 2011-2012
2012 U.S. National Championships6138 (211.15)
2011-2012 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals211 (221.21)
2011-2012 U.S. Southwestern Regionals111 (233.22)
2011 Nebelhorn Trophy835 (204.17)
Season 2010-2011
2011 World Junior Championships545 (193.92)
2011 U.S. Junior National Championships211 (188.67)
2011 Junior Grand Prix Final544 (181.28)
2010-2011 U.S. Southwestern Junior Regionals111 (195.80)
2010 JGP SBC Cup 152 (179.82)
2010 JGP Courchevel233 (178.00)
Season 2009-2010
2010 Junior Gardena Spring Trophy322 (158.87)
2010 U.S. Junior National Championships133 (191.86)
2009-2010 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals122 (197.62)
2009-2010 U.S. Southwestern Junior Regionals111 (167.88)
Season 2008-2009
2008-2009 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals788 (109.90)
Season 2007-2008
2008 U.S. Junior National Championships131413 (146.98)
2007-2008 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals321 (177.06)
2007-008 U.S. Southwest Pacific Junior Regionals312 (158.65)
Season 2006-2007
2007 U.S. Novice National Championships455 (124.94)
2006-2007 U.S. Pacific Coast Novice Sectionals222 (112.31)
2006-2007 U.S. Southwest Pacific Novice Regionals111 (130.62)
2006 Novice North American Challenge Skate (Pittsburgh)8108 (79.25)



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merrywidow

Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
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!:agree: He's exciting, interesting, personable, talented, a breath of fresh air for US figure skating.
 

GGoldberg

Match Penalty
Joined
Jun 18, 2013
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.
 

ice coverage

avatar credit: @miyan5605
Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 27, 2012
@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/statuses/347227898823995393

Wheee ... Aaron looks like a great partner. ;)

#2013SkateForHope


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"
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/04/27/120841160 (Apr 27, 2015, by Sarah Brannen)​

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/aaron-overcomes-injury-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]

~~~~~~~

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.​


ETA (on Mar 26, 2020):
Randomly adding one more link re May 2013 Ice Dreams show in Jamestown, NY. Johhny Weir's blog includes a mention of Max and a photo of Max:
https://www.teamusa.org/Team-USA-Winter-Bloggers/Johnny-Weir/Ice-Dreams (May 20, 2013)​
 
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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.

@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/statuses/347227898823995393

Wheee ... Aaron looks like a great partner. ;)

He's...so...strong...and...handsome... :love:
 

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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. :cool:
He is a great choice. :yay:

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

#2013Reddit
 

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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. :yay:

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.

#2013Reddit
 

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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.

#2013Reddit
 

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

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@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/statuses/347227898823995393

Wheee ... Aaron looks like a great partner. ;)

Gotta love Aaron's versatility. Singles + Pairs + Ice Dance -- the guy can do it all :bow: :popcorn::

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

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

#2013SkateForHope


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/status/362011697839484930

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.)​

#2013G2Csupercamp
 
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@USFigureSkating: . @MaxTAaron on the newest cover of SKATING magazine. http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/07/30/skating-magazine-augustseptember-cover-2/ …” August cover of Skating Magazine! GO MAX!!!
2:40 PM - 30 Jul 13
https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/362326982454808577

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

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

Three bonus photos from Aaron's cover shoot:

#2013SkatingMagazineCoverStory
 

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:love: 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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Interesting to watch Tom Z navigate his way into Social media. It can be a tool with many "edges"
 

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I am so impatient to see some flashes from Max's new programs! That clip of him trying to samba did NOT look good, unfortunately.
 
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