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Memorial held for Sarah Burke

Updated: April 11, 2012, 8:17 AM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Family, friends and admirers of Sarah Burke gathered in Whistler Village on Tuesday night to bid farewell to the late freeskiing pioneer.

Burke, who was born in Ontario and lived in Squamish, British Columbia, died in January after falling while training in the Superpipe at Park City, Utah. The 29-year-old Burke sustained irreversible brain damage when one of the arteries supplying her brain ruptured.

The public memorial was delayed until near the end ...

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