You'll have to explain that one prairie tuber.
I'll be out for my traditional new year's day sibbing session up in Scotland. The temperature is likely to be around freezing. I have been out in the Cromarty Firth when there were sheets of ice in the water but we did not find them untill it was almost too late!
You'll find that the ribbsters/sibbsters in the north of the uk keep going out all year round but the softies down south put their boats away at the end of August!
Keith (drysuit and thermal underwear) Hart