When life hands you a polar vortex pick up iceboating.
To get started, first you need to find a local fleet. The New England Ice Yachting (NEIYA) website is a good launching point.
Next, I checked out the classified page. And the good news, it's current and active. Looks like you can pick up a used setup for $900-$1,200 USD.
Here's a schedule of events. Time to make some new friends!
What's the worst that could happen?