If you got hooked on beach volleyball during the Summer Olympics, there’s good news: Indoor beach volleyball is coming to an arena near you...

If you got hooked on beach volleyball during the Summer Olympics, there’s good news: Indoor beach volleyball is coming to an arena near you with the national 2009 AVP Hot Winter Nights Tour.

The tour of AVP pro beach volleyball, in partnership with AEG, will kick off January 15, and run through February 21. Each stop will consist of a three-hour round robin tournament as well as an indoor beach party.

Each event will consist of eight AVP athletes including members of Team USA’s Olympic beach volleyball team, current AVP Crocs Tour superstars and other nationally renown beach volleyball pros.

“We are thrilled to be able to continue to bring world-class beach volleyball to all corners of the United States,” Leonard Armato, CEO and commissioner of the AVP Crocs Tour and AVP Hot Winter Nights Tour, said in a statement. “We are excited about the new venues on the tour this year, and so pleased to return to others.”

AVP Hot Winter Nights 2009 itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

January 15Albany, NYTimes Union Center
January 16Fairfax, VAPatriot Center
January 17Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
January 22Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
January 23Kansas City, MOSprint Center
January 24Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse
January 29Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
January 30Omaha, NEQwest Center
January 31Cedar Falls, IAMcLeod Center
February 5Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
February 6St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
February 7Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
February 12Portland, ORRose Quarter
February 14Salt Lake City, UTE Center
February 19Reading, PASovereign Center

Last Updated on September 5, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner