When I sum up the season, I can say that I had a couple of real close calls when it comes to Ice Board crashes. The worst crash was when i went through double layers of ice at 35 knots (Video).
Ice Board shoulder protection will save your “ass”
Fortunately, I landed flat on my back, which made the snowboard back protector to absorb most of the impact. The fall was very similar to the ones I have had while snowboarding. Last time it took almost two years before my shoulder was alright again.
Quite expensive but there are cheaper options
For next Ice Board season I will definitely get some kind of shoulder protection. The shoulder protectors showed below are quite expensive, Euro 230-300, but there are cheaper alternatives. On the Swedish market you can find shoulder protection like the ones below from about Euro 90. Exactly the same setup but different/cheaper brands/materials.