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1.
1. Military and/or specifically Marine Corps slang typically meaning one is delegated with a ridiculously easy task or is having an easy day.

2. Missing all of the hard work.
Private first class: "Be glad you weren't here yesterday, they made us clean the porta jons all day long."
Corporal: "yeah I was skatin."

"Sergeant Smith is checking out of the unit, he's skatin today."

"Private Prod has three days off when everyone else is out in the field." (Skatin)
by Derek Mac June 19, 2006
 
2.
when you are choppin big chrome blades, done mostly in the south by the likes of paul wall or chamillionaire
what it do son ahhh sheeit that navigator is skatin
by Auneeezy October 10, 2005