The Colorado Springs World Arena and the Broadmoor Skating Club will be hanging another banner honoring a U.S. figure skating champion in the Olympic ice arena inside the Ice Hall. Max Aaron, who lives and trains in Colorado Springs, is the newly crowned 2013 U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion. The city of Colorado Springs continues its tradition of ice skating excellence.
Only two years ago, at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Max Aaron won the US men's national junior title. That was quite a "nationals" for the Aaron family since his younger sister Madeline won the 2011 US novice pairs skating title and his older sister, Molly, competed in the championship pairs event. Little did he know that he'd be on the top of the podium again in 2013.
Aaron was in 4th place after the short program portion of the 2013 championships men's event and hoped to win a medal, but didn't expect to win. He played AAA hockey before he began figure skating and is known for being a very powerful figure skater. He certainly delivered a powerful performance on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Omaha.
For the free skate, he skated to music from West Side Story and successfully landed a clean quadruple Salchow that was awarded full credit by the competition's technical panel. He also did a quadruple Salchow double toe loop combination and successfully landed other triple jumps which included a triple Lutz, triple Axel, triple flip, and triple loop. That program pulled him into the first place spot.
Max Aaron and other Colorado Springs figure skaters have earned the honor of competing for Team USA at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships and the 2013 Four Continents Championships.