The number of cards to be run singly depends very much on the number of letters in the person's name. To be on the safe side run at least five more cards than there are letters.
The figure below shows in algebraic form how the card gets into position.
Skating on Ice Fig. 1
x = "Ice Dice" number y = Number of letters in spectator's name
A Position of card in relation to little finger break, before cut
10 + y Cards x — 1 Cards . Spectator's Card x — 1 Cards . Spectator's Card
Little finger break
B Position of card after the cut
Rest of Pack
Rest of Pack x - 1 Cards Spectator's Card
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