Sports and Fitness Options for People 55+

Senior woman playing tennis

Arlington offers many ways to get fit, play sports and enjoy the outdoors. What’s your level of play? Whether you’re ready to learn a new skill, adjust your fitness routine or find some friendly competition, Arlington has options for you.

Take a class

  • People 55 and older get discounts on all Enjoy Arlington classes, which include fitness, wellness, aquatics, dance, gymnastics, pilates, tennis and yoga.
  • With a 55+ Pass people 55 and older get free or reduced-price fitness classes and and sports. Check out the 55+ Guide.

Work out at a gym


Enjoy a sport

Biking Group

Join in on some enjoyable rides and great socializing! The 55+ Biking Group has planned several rides for the season. If you are interested in participating, please register here for an upcoming ride or call the Sports & Fitness information line for more information: 703-228-4771.

Play Pickleball

Come out and play pickleball for fun at Walter Reed, Arlington Mill or Thomas Jefferson Community Center! Free with your 55+ Pass (but the 55+ Gold Pass is need for entry into Thomas Jefferson Community Center).

Pre-registration for pickleball classes required. Check-out the 55+ Guide for further information or call 703-228-4771 for center specific hours of play and more information.

55+ Ice Skating

Senior hours held weekly at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Ballston. Plenty of parking ($1) on roof level 8 of the Ballston Common Mall parking garage. Fee includes skates: $1. Skate times subject to change; pre-registration is required. Visit to register for Senior Public Skate.

• Mondays 8:10-9:10 a.m.


Let Us Know You’re Coming

Even when the programs are free, we ask that you call ahead to say you plan to attend. We need to know how many to expect in order to have sufficient materials prepared and to reserve the proper-size room for the activity. Also this allows us to call you when a program is cancelled due to low enrollment or instructor illness.  We welcome you to join us, but it is tremendously helpful if you assist us in planning by calling to reserve your space.

Inclement Weather Closings and Cancellations

For info on cancellations and delayed openings, call our Inclement Weather Hotline at 703-228-4715 or your center. You can also check Arlington County’s Emergency Weather page to learn about county-wide closures and delays. Register for Arlington Alerts to receive info via text or email.