Noon at the take out will work great it is always a good way to start the the year. Last year we stood around in the bathroom area melting a good half an inch off. It was COLD! The water would splash on you and freeze as it hit you body. Gannon had is girl with for her first run on that section hitting 3 rolls that day. She was amazing! I had on multiple layers (hydoskin, dry top, under armor, wet suit and some poly prop.)
The coldest was by far the ears and hands. Last year had on a thin pair of hydroskin gloves and it was not good. I would say pick up some toaster mits. They don't cost that much and they are tostie! Bring layers, beers, shots and food for afterwards telling stories. See ya on the 1st!