Taylor KnightJan 27, 2018, 5:24 pmFeb 6, 2018, 2:08 pm

Ice House in Hackensack sends 11 ice skaters to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

2-time Olympians Andrew Poje and Kaitlyn Weaver compete in the ice dancing competition

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HACKENSACK — Eleven skaters training at Ice House can say they have reached that Olympic level. Andrew Poje and Kaitlyn Weaver will be competing in the ice dancing competition in South Korea, something they say hasn't been easy.

“It's hard work, but it's so rewarding. We’re very honored to represent our county,” said two-time Olympian Kaitlyn Weaver.

The pair will represent Canada in the upcoming winter games. Israel, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Australia are also being represented by athletes who train at the facility.

The Ice House has a strong history of sending skaters to the Olympics. After the 2018 games, Ice House will have sent a total of 46 athletes since it opened 20 years ago.

“We have great elite athletes here to train with, and it really helps the environment to push each other,” said two-time Olympian Andrew Poje.

For Pyeongchang, it will be their second Olympic games. They finished in seventh place in Sochi in 2014.

Andrew and Kaitlyn leave for South Korea on Feb. 6.

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