Presumably the Dutch pronunciation sounds somewhat like the English ‘skate’?
Although always willing to defend a Dutch CANOE, I’m afraid that in this case it is a bit of a stretch. The glide -ui- is difficult to render in English. I would expect it to come out more like an -au- or -oo- in English. I’m thinking of the pronunciation of Dutch names like ‘de Bruin’ and such.
Maybe schuit is the origin of skate, but I don’t think the pronunciation supports that theory.