Facebook...from paskatefan...cast pic from Legends Tribute show:
Max will be there!What's it like at practice for an elite figure skater less than a month before the U.S. Championships? Find out today at 1 p.m. ET! We will be broadcasting LIVE from the World Arena as Max Aaron, Joshua Farris, Angela Wang and Agnes Zawadzki go through their typical afternoon skate. Visit the link below and be sure to ask questions on the Q&A feature Click here: http://usfigu.re/HangoutOnIce
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U.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating 10m
About 30 mins until our #HangoutOnIce! Watch @MaxTAaron, @joshDfarris, @AngelaWangster & @agneszawadzki! Details >> http://usfigu.re/HangoutOnIceU.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating 10m
Thanks for watching our Hangout on Ice! We'll post a link to watch it if you missed it a bit later.
RISE: Max Aaron, a film by Liberty Mutual - YouTube
Published on Dec 20, 2013
Ask U.S. figure skater Max Aaron what it all came down to, and he'll say mental preparation. It was the biggest performance of his career, and he blew it. Everyone said he'd never fit in. Everyone said he'd never be a champion. But instead of giving up, Max got back up. Now, Max is on the RISE and in the running for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
On his journey to make Team USA, there's no turning back — there's no stopping him.
At Liberty Mutual, we believe with every setback, there's a chance to come back. RISE.
EDIT: A couple of other brief RISE videos...
Max Aaron: Resolution to RISE
U.S. Olympic Hopeful Max Aaron has one goal going into 2014. Find out what his resolution to RISE is in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0p-rnWA9Uk (22 seconds)
Max Aaron: Inspiration to RISE
What inspires you to keep going? If you ask U.S. figure skater Max Aaron, he'll tell you the same thing every time. Watch this video to find out his inspiration.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoTMJvFpGu8 (22 seconds)
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Great tidbits from golden411 @GS!
~ Max is one of the selected athletes shown in stylized artwork at the top of two of Liberty Mutual's general pages about its sponsorship program:
And of course Max's image also is on the page showing all of the Team LM athletes:
~ Edea Skates has a page with three photos of Max from the year that he was the U.S. junior men's champion.
Edea will have a booth at U.S. Nats, which I assume would include the great poster from Italian Nats of Max in his Tron costume. Hope so.
~ And the company that makes Lara Bars is showing some love for Max. After he posted a thank-you tweet for a gift pkg of its products, the company's reply:
@MaxTAaron You are so welcome! You have a fan in us.
7:31 PM - 22 Dec 13
Twitter: Close-up of the Boston bus advert...
EDIT: From golden411 @GS...THANKS!Boston 2014 @BOS2014 1h
One of the best holiday gifts to wake up to? Finding yourself on public transportation! @tdgarden @USFigureSkating
A fun taste of Max the musician's talent and skill lasts just a second or two in this video, starting at approx 0:30. Don't blink or you'll miss him as he enjoys his return to drumming , which was a serious endeavor for several years in his youth.
Alter Egos: Common quirks of Olympic athletes
(2:17 video, incl. lotsa unrelated glimpses of skaters and other athletes from Team USA)
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Max Aaron @MaxTAaron 1h
Thank you @EBMediaGroup @LibertyMutual! Really appreciate it! #TeamUSA
EBMG @EBMediaGroup 6h
@MaxTAaron Just watched your @LibertyMutual story on YouTube. You are a great person with a beautiful story. You represent #TeamUSA well!
Retweeted by Max Aaron
GOOOOOOOOOOOO MAX, NEXT UP, US NATIONALS, YEAH!!!!!!!
Sochi 2014 Olympics: Under-the-Radar American Athletes to Watch for
BY TYLER BROOKE (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON DECEMBER 24, 2013
Max Aaron, Figure Skating
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
An injury to Evan Lysacek will keep him out of the Olympics, which means other American figure skaters are going to need to step up in his absence.
One of those names is Max Aaron, and he's looked very good over the past couple of years.
At 21 years old, Aaron made a name for himself during the 2009-10 season in junior nationals, finishing in the top three in all three of his events. The next season, he competed and won in both the U.S. Championship and Southwest Regional for the junior division. This past season in 2012-13, he won the U.S. Championship as well as the international U.S. Classic, which he also won once again this year.
With Lysacek out, Aaron is becoming an even bigger name than he already was, and with some luck in Sochi, he could be seeing the podium and grabbing a medal for the United States.
More great tidbits from golden411 @GS :
Images of Max's trading cards from Topps:
~ Max in his Tron costume:
~ Max in his West Side Story costume
(The images are from eBay.)
On IceNetwork's list of most-viewed articles of 2013, the one about Max's win at Nationals ranked #7.
The list of most-viewed articles (published Dec 23):
As long as we're taking a trip down memory lane , some of the old IN vids from Omaha that are viewable without a subscription:
Interview with Max after his SP:
http://web.icenetwork.com/media/play...2010.swf&_mp=1 (1:17 in length)
Interview with Max after his FS -- before he knew he had won the whole shebang:
http://web.icenetwork.com/media/play...2010.swf&_mp=1 (2:44 in length)
Men's FS presser:
http://web.icenetwork.com/media/play...2010.swf&_mp=1 (9:22 in length)
"Social Scene" interview with Max:
http://web.icenetwork.com/media/play...2010.swf&_mp=1 (1:51 in length)
If the links above don't work, they're all included on the list here:
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Fixing an 11/13/13 post that had link problems:
Photos of Max:
Looking dapper in Team USA group photos at the NHK banquet:
Channeling Usain Bolt? (off ice, apparently in Japan):
You can get Max trading cards?
EDIT:Max Aaron @MaxTAaron 2h
#TeamUSA wears their pride on their Red, White, and Blue sleeves. Use #RISE to share how you wear yours. #sp http://team-usa.libertymutual.com/ri...twt13111000179 …
More from golden411 @GS...
Videos from Fox Sports:
On the Record: Max Aaron
Published on Dec 23, 2013
Get to know USA figure skater Max Aaron.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKRaRPB7Fbw (1:20 in length)
Inside Edge: US Olympic Figure Skating
Published on Dec 24, 2013
Julie Stewart-Binks chats with Michelle Kwan and Peter Schrager [who speaks very highly of Max , starting at 1:00] about the US Olympic figure skating hopefuls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDVYR...u.be&t=1m(4:06 in length)
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From GS Forum:Lynn Rutherford @LynnRutherford 1h
Another USFS teleconf.: After careful consideration @MaxTAaron announced he will not try 4toe in FS at U.S. Championships; sticks w/2 4Sals.
Lynn Rutherford @LynnRutherford 1h
More on Aaron: Max worked w/Lori Nichol to re-choreograph much of FS & is using different sections of Carmen score: "It flows better."
Just got off teleconference with Aaron. Said he and Lori Nichol have completely retooled his FS, music changes (still from Carmen), jump layout, and now only 2 quads planned for Nationals. He has been very disappointed with his performances so far and is now feeling much more confident going into Boston.
EDIT2:Tom Zakrajsek @CoachTomZ 2h
@LynnRutherford This new version has the music pieces and pacing that Lori originally wanted. It shows Max as a complete skater. I like it!
US men's figure skating champ Max Aaron to drop from 3 to 2 quads in long program
By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer
First Posted: December 27, 2013 - 5:49 pm
Max Aaron was disgusted.
After a sloppy long program at the NHK Trophy in early November sunk him to seventh place, the U.S. champion convened with his support team and deliberated on his options. In an Olympic year, he decided to make a drastic change less than two months before the 2014 U.S. championships: Aaron is dropping from three to two quadruple jumps in his long program.
"Every time I watch a performance, I'm disgusted with how I've skated," he said on a conference call Friday. "It's very hurtful for me."
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Max Aaron @MaxTAaron 11m
My coach @CoachTomZ wants to reach 1000 followers. Let's see if we can get him there.
Max at holiday party in Colorado Springs...
EDIT: here's some more pix from the party...
EDIT2: via Twitter...
EDIT3:Becky Calvin @becky_coach
Tom, Max & I at BSC Nationals send off. Looking good Max!!
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