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Tampa Information

Coaches attending the AVCA Convention will have the opportunity to explore the city and take advantage of several unique experiences offered only in Tampa. Please click here to access the Visit Tampa Bay site. This link will provide you with information on area activities and attractions. Click here for a list of things to do between AVCA Convention activities and the NCAA matches.

Activities within walking distance of the convention hotels include the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, Magic Carpet Glide Segway Tours, Pirate Water Taxi, Tampa Riverwalk, and the TECO line streetcar. Other activities within a short drive include Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Zoo Tampa, and Winter Village Tampa.

This link will provide a list of Tampa area family friendly activities. Tampa also has many holiday events and activities for families. The Visit Tampa Bay site will be updated with holiday events as we get closer to December. Shopping information while in Tampa can be found here. Golfers will find many outstanding golf courses in the Tampa area by clicking here.

Click here for restaurant options and here for nightlife suggestions. Make plans to participate in Tampa Dine-Around night on Friday, December 15. AVCA attendees will be offered discounts and specials at several restaurants near the convention center. Please visit the Tampa Dine-Around page for details.

A downtown map can be found here.

AVCA Convention Attendees – Free Ice Skating in Winter Village

Welcome to Tampa! Celebrate the holiday season in Tampa’s Downtown at Winter Village, presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Curtis Hixon Park! Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays.

Please join us and enjoy complimentary skating at our outdoor rink, on real ice for AVCA coaches and attendees! Visit to learn more about what you can experience on your visit. Curtis Hixon Park: 600 N Ashely Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.

Date: Sunday December 17th

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Please click here to sign a waiver that once submitted will generate an email with a QR code. Upon arrival coaches may present the QR code at the check-in counter and receive a wristband along with skates.

Be sure to visit the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship site by clicking here for updated information on the tournament.

Amalie Arena – Site of the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship

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