A lot of good advise here. Just for the record, I had none when I went out to ride in the winter first time, and had a blast figuring it all out. Now, with disc brakes, most riders don't even have to worry about rims icing over. If you still use rim brakes, you can still burn the ice off by braking a lot.
For me what made the biggest difference in winter riding, is riding with people. I am more likely to go out and ride longer if I'm in a group. So my advise would be to join a club or team and get out and ride or lead rides. I even belong to road club, so I always have back up rides to jump on when the woods get too snowy to ride, but not snowy enough to XC Ski.
No worries, just get out and ride. As Nick David said only 56 days left!