Mark Lund

Mark Ashton Lund
Born June 6, 1965
Holden, MA, USA
Occupation Publisher, Television Personality, Writer and Film Producer
Known for

Judge on Skating with Celebrities (2006)

Founder and Publisher of International Figure Skating magazine (1993-2004) and Producer and writer of the science fiction short film First World (film)(2007)

Mark Ashton Lund (born June 6, 1965) is a writer, publisher, and television analyst who covers figure skating. He is also a film producer.

He is the author of Frozen Assets (ISBN 0-9721402-0-4), and was formerly the publisher of International Figure Skating Magazine from its inception in 1993 until 2004, when his company, Ashton International Media, Inc., lost control of the magazine in a hostile takeover.[1][2]

In 2001, Out Magazine named Lund to the OUT 100 list of greatest success stories for that year.[3]

Lund has also made numerous media appearances as an analyst on figure skating, particularly during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating scandal, where he was an analyst for CNN.[4][5] He served as a judge on the television show Skating with Celebrities in early 2006.[6][7] After losing control of International Figure Skating, Lund, who is openly gay,[6] founded another magazine, SCENE, aimed at the gay community.[8]

Lund appeared on Nancy Kerrigan's World of Skating in an episode that aired January 14, 2007 titled "Countdown to Nationals & Road to Glory".[9] His commentary in this episode concerning US men's figure skater Johnny Weir was criticized by several bloggers in the gay community.[10] On March 18, 2008 writer Alan Schwarz used some of Lund's quotes from the broadcast in a New York Times article titled Figure Skating Rivalry Pits Athleticism Against Artistry.[11]

In 2007, Lund appeared as Commander Steven Conner in Star Trek: Odyssey in their pilot episode "Iliad".[12] and produced the science fiction short film First World.


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