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Figure skaters featured in exhibition

The annual Figure Skating Exhibition presented by the MIT Figure Skating club on Saturday night featured members of the MIT club and other skaters from the Boston area in 21 programs. The skaters were varied in both their levels of expertise and their styles.

MIT junior Shawn Pan ’12, who learned to skate only two and a half years ago, performed his first solo program and received multiple cheers from the crowd.

Aviva R. Siegel ’13, the new club president, skated to a jazzed up version of “Simple Gifts” and included a variety of spins.

There were four group programs: three made up of members of the MIT club and one by Team Excel, a synchronized figure skating team based in Boston.

The second-to-last program was the Theatre on Ice. The program was choreographed to the song “Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Jessica E. Kesner — who works as a mechanical engineer at Lincoln Laboratory and has been involved with the club since 2002, when she entered MIT as a freshman — played the devil, and Pan played the fiddler.

The program ended with Curran Y. Oi ’13, who placed fifth in the World Junior Championships in 2009.

—Joanna Kao, Sports Writer