This map is set on an ice rink, with thick ice covered mostly throughout the map. Bloons enter from the top, loop around, and exit to the right. The houses on the right curve block Line of Sight.
Unlike any other Beginner map, the houses on the right curve can be sunk for $500, revealing a plot of water.
You can click on the penguins to make them jump into the water.
- Main article: Skates/Strategies
- Skates is the first Beginner Map to have a removable obstacle. Most other Beginner Maps never had a removable obstacle.
- Skates is the first winter-themed BTD6 map to not use the "Winter Nights" theme. Instead, it uses the "Tribes and Tribulations" theme.