Five favorite things with Max Aaron
Newly crowned U.S. champion reveals secret meal, gets fashion advice from Chan
|When not skating in his Tron costume, Aaron relates to Gotham's "dark knight." (Getty Images)|
Aaron is from Arizona and trains with Tom Zakrajsek and Becky Calvin in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Aaron's first ice sport was hockey, which he played from the age of 3 until almost 17, when he broke his back. At that point, he decided to focus exclusively on figure skating, which he had started at 9.
Icenetwork.com: What's your favorite thing about being U.S. champion?
Aaron: That's a really hard question. I haven't thought about being U.S. champion yet because the season isn't over. I want to be sure I'm fully focused on my next event.
Icenetwork.com: What was your favorite thing about playing hockey?
Aaron: I just loved the team aspect, the family. We created so many memories and shared so many achievements, the highs and lows. I loved being part of it and getting to share the glory with the team when you get a big championship win, and not having it be just about yourself.
Icenetwork.com: What's your favorite movie?
Aaron: I really liked The Dark Knight Rises. I'm a big Batman fan, ever since I was young. I have a lot of pictures of me in a Batman cape when I was little. The movies are amazing.
Icenetwork.com: What's your favorite food?
Aaron: Meat. Any kind of meat. I like pulled pork, roasts, prime rib, filet mignon. The night before I compete, I usually have pasta with olive oil, avocados and grilled chicken; that's my secret.
Icenetwork.com: What was your favorite birthday present this year?
Aaron: I think it must be the suit I got that my parents helped me pay for. I was ecstatic because I needed a suit really badly. I got made fun of a lot for not wearing a suit. I was wearing Patrick [Chan]'s dress pants for the Four Continents banquet. He said to grab anything I needed. He has quite the style -- I usually go to him for fashion advice.