So I wish you lots of fun and be careful, even snow can be hard...
True! Not to even mention about how hard plain ice can be! So it happened that it hasn't snown in over a month or so here and almost all snow from the ice has melted and re-frozen into ice as well
Stupid I was three weeks ago I was kiting in a gusty 6-10m/s weather on ice with only 5-10cm of snow on it and lots of spots with no snow at all. Could get a good grip though since the ice was quite grainy.
I hadn't succeeded in jumping with my 4.9 m2 Blade II earlier. This time I - unfortunately it turned out - succeeded. I started to turn the kite upwards from quite low (almost from the surface of the ice) and took it all the way to 13 o'clock while edging really hard at the same time. I was pulled up fast (what a surprise) and I somehow couldn't anymore tell where the kite was - or where the ground (i.e. ice) was. At the same time a gust hit the kite and I was pulled up and downwind even more.
I landed elbow first, lost one ski and managed to roll over the quick release shackle so that my kite got loose as well. Murphy's law hit me really bad that day. Luckily my kite had stalled and hit the ground after the "jump" and it didn't re-launch so I managed to grab the leash after a short run.
I cannot estimate the hight of the jump, but horizontally it was over 20 meters...
My elbow is still aching after three and a half weeks. Unfortunately all the sport stores had already sold out all knee and elbow protection. All what was left was ice hockey protection which costs a fortune (a single elbow protection 50Ã¢â€šÂ¬)
So be careful out there... Even ice can be hard!