Madeline Aaron

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Madeline Aaron
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1994-10-25) October 25, 1994 (age 23)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Height 1.49 m (4 ft 10 12 in)
Former partner Max Settlage, Craig Norris
Coach Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra, Eddie Shipstad, Damon Allen, Janet Champion, Elena Dostatni
Choreographer Julie Marcotte, Catarina Lindgren
Skating club Coyotes SC of Arizona
Training locations Colorado Springs, Colorado
Began skating 2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 165.91
2014 Skate Canada International
Short program 58.41
2014 Skate America
Free skate 108.71
2014 Skate Canada International

Madeline Aaron (born October 25, 1994) is an American pair skater. With former partner Max Settlage, she is the 2014 CS U.S. Classic bronze medalist, a two-time U.S. national pewter medalist (20152016), and the 2014 U.S. national junior champion.

Personal life[edit]

Madeline Aaron was born October 25, 1994 in Scottsdale, Arizona.[1] After attending Chaparral High School, she enrolled at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs as a part-time nursing student.[2][3] She is the sister of Max Aaron—the 2013 U.S. champion in men's singles—and Molly Aaron, a pair skater.[1]


Aaron began skating at age five.[2] Competing with Craig Norris, she placed fifth on the novice level at the Pacific Coast Sectionals in the 2009–10 season.

Partnership with Settlage[edit]

Aaron was paired with Max Settlage in May 2010 by coach Dalilah Sappenfield.[4][5] The pair, both clockwise jumpers, moved from Arizona to Colorado for training.[5]

Aaron/Settlage began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2011. They won two JGP medals — bronze in Lake Placid in 2012 and silver in Belarus in 2013. After winning the U.S. national junior title in January 2014, they were sent to the World Junior Championships and placed fifth.

Aaron/Settlage moved up to the senior level in the 2014–15 season.[6] They were assigned to the 2014 Skate Canada International after the withdrawal of Zhang/Bartholomay.[7] They were awarded the pewter medal for fourth place at the 2015 U.S. Championships.

After Settlage developed a lower back injury, in August 2015,[8] the pair missed about three months of training.[3] Aaron sustained a mild concussion in the summer when she fell on a mohawk turn.[9] The pair decided to withdraw from their Grand Prix event, the 2015 Cup of China,[8] and returned to competition at the 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy, where they placed fifth. At the 2016 U.S. Championships, they won the pewter medal for the second consecutive year.

Interviewed in late June 2016, Aaron/Settlage said that they planned to use a revised version of their 2015–16 short program and Scheherazade for their free skate.[3] They were invited to the 2016 Skate America[10] but withdrew from the event due to the end of their partnership. They made the announcement on August 10, 2016, with Aaron saying that she was taking some time off.[11][12]


(with Settlage)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Settlage[edit]

Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
GP Cup of China 4th WD
GP Skate America 5th WD
GP Skate Canada 4th
CS Nebelhorn 6th
CS Tallinn Trophy 5th
CS U.S. Classic 3rd
International: Junior[18]
Junior Worlds 5th
JGP Belarus 2nd
JGP Croatia 7th
JGP Estonia 4th
JGP Poland 5th
U.S. Champ. 1st N 6th J 3rd J 1st J 4th 4th
Midwestern 1st J 1st J 1st J
Pacific Coast 1st N
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior. WD = Withdrew

With Norris[edit]

Event 2009–10
Pacific Coast Sectionals 5th N
N = Novice level


  1. ^ a b c "Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Everson, Michelle Talsma (February 21, 2014). "Gliding to New Heights". AZ Weekly Magazine. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Thayer, Jacquelyn (July 24, 2016). "Aaron and Settlage Seek to Flourish". 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage". Archived from the original on August 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Max Settlage interview transcript". Arizona Daily Sun. February 23, 2014. Archived from the original on August 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Slater, Paula (July 1, 2014). "Aaron and Settlage make the jump to Seniors". Golden Skate. 
  7. ^ "2014-15 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Pairs" (PDF). July 22, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Aaron, Settlage withdraw from 2015 Cup of China". U.S. Figure Skating. October 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (February 2, 2016). "Concussions in figure skating: How they happen". Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17: Pair Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. June 30, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (August 10, 2016). "The Inside Edge: Aaron, Settlage announce split". 
  12. ^ "Aaron and Settlage End Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. August 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ Slater, Paula (August 20, 2015). "Aaron and Settlage find their rhythm". Golden Skate. 
  14. ^ "Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Competition Results: Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 4, 2016. 

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