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.


Drop-Ins & Registration

Drop-in classes are ongoing programs that participants can join anytime with a valid 55+ Pass. Any program listed as a drop-in does not require pre-registration. All programs have a capacity limit and may fill up. Unless designated as drop-in, all programs require pre-registration. Registration automatically closes two business days prior to the start of the program. For questions, contact the Administrative Services Office at 703-228-4747.

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.