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US skating champ Aaron holds own in worlds debut

Updated: March 13, 2013, 11:34 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON, Ontario -- Max Aaron's time as a hockey player came in handy.

The U.S. champion knocked his head against the boards when he fell on a quadruple jump attempt during warm-ups for Wednesday night's short program at the World Figure Skating Championships.

The crowd gasped, but Aaron got up with a smile and gave fans sitting in the front row a thumb's up.

"It was kind of a shock It was like a little hockey hit," said Aaron, who played bantam and midget elite hockey. "But ...

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