Quit being a sissy, get an 8" manual auger, a spud bar and some safety spikes in case you fall in. Ice fishing is awesome. You can hit parts of the lake you could never cast to and the first time you are on the ice and you feel/hear a big shift it's a freakin rush.
Had my mom on Evergreen last year and it was a really warm day. Ice was ~10" and a loud 1/4" crack opened up right in front of her. She lost it! It was great.