Friday marks the beginning of official practices for winter sports

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(Ryan Casey/

It's nearly time to move everything indoors.

Friday marks the official start of the winter sports season as all sports (with the exception of skiing) can officially begin practice.

Boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming, skiing and wrestling are the CHSAA sanctioned sports that will be in season from now until the middle of March.

Full contests for all winter sports will begin on Nov. 29.

The first state championship to be contested will be girls swimming starting on Feb. 8.

The winter season will conclude on Mar. 10 as all five classes of boys and girls basketball will play their state championship games on that day.