Well I decided to check things out for myself. Lots of ice but how thick is the question because I didnt test it. The spill way is covered with ice and snow. Geno's was frozen as far as I could see. Did'nt go into metro but I asume the back basins are covered because all the canals off south river rd are frozen with some open patches of water in the usual current spots. The bay next to the dnr launch off south river rd was frozen with open patches of water. If it stays cold up till the 17th the ice may be walkable. Well enough to try the canals anyway.