Either on the open ice or inside a shanty many find ice fishing a fun wintertime activity.
If you're a newbie to the sport make sure you fish with someone that is experienced and spend considerable time in understanding how to determine the thickness and condition of the ice and whether it is safe to venture out on it.
Remember you will be sitting for long periods of time and if you aren't protected from the elements it's going to be cold. So dress with layers of warm clothes and be mindful that you will need very warm footwear.
For many, ice fishing is just as enjoyable as fishing in the summer. Just colder!